W Spots 2013: Top#10 Best Sidewalk Wine Restaurants in the Inner North Portugal

Recently arrived from Québec, where I represented Portugal in the largest North American wine competition –Selections Mondiales des Vins Canada – I share with you the experience of wine service. Instead of students from schools of hospitality and tourism, sommeliers from the best and most prestigious restaurants Quebecoises served on each of the 11 tables of the jury. They were mastered by sommelier Philippe Lapeyrie, TV star, author of several books on wine and wine culture in Canada, where consumers already drink 23 liters per capita each year. The enthusiasm and dedication of this generation of young sommeliers is connected to overwhelming achievements: this year, the ASI contest of the best sommelier of the world, held in Japan, led, for the first time in history, a sommelière to one of the podium places: Véronique Rivest is the first woman to achieve the title of 2nd best sommelier in the world. Canadian, of course!

See more: http://w-anibal.com/media/pdf/10_3LiquidosW.pdf

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Cais da Vila 5000 Vila Real 259351209
Castas e Pratos 5050 Peso da Régua 254323290
Cepa Torta 5070 Alijó 259950177
D.O.C. 5110 Armamar 254858123
Douro In 5050 Peso da Régua 254098075
Flor d Sal 5370 Mirandela 278203063
Geadas 5300 Bragança 273324413
Maria Rita 5370 Romeu 278939134
Museu dos Presuntos 5000 Vila Real 259326017
O Abocanhado 4840 Brufe TBR 253352944

Sobre Aníbal Coutinho

Anibal Coutinho lives in Lisboa and he is a Portuguese independent wine commentator. For the first time ever a well known Portuguese professional is writing in English about Portuguese wines. Using the letter W for his wine philosophy, Anibal shares his passionate view as a wine consumer, winemaker, wine writer, wine voyeur, wine bullshitter, wine buyer, wine educator, wine judge and amateur sommelier. He has a MSc and an ongoing PhD in Sensory Analysis. He will also share his passion about other W liquids. Anibal sings in the Gulbenkian Choir. Last but not least he is a devoted husband and father.
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