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Workshop #1 – The Port Report: Exploring the Douro region, Winemaking, Styles and Sales Tactics

31st July 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Puzzled by Port?

Or need some tactics to up-sell Port to your customers? Up your Port IQ and get plethora of new sales angles, tools and tactics from one of the best in the business – Jorge Nunes, Winemaker and Asia Pacific Manager, Symington Family Estates. SPIT’s 31 July workshop, The Port Report: Exploring the Douro Region, Winemaking, Styles & Sales Tactics will showcase a tasting line-up of 9 quality examples, including a range of vintages and styles to demonstrate its classic characteristics. Explore the past, present and future market for Port in Hong Kong, and discuss a range of practical tasting and sales tips. 

Workshop info

Speaker  Jorge Nunes, Winemaker and Asia Pacific Manager, Symington Family Estates
Moderator  Debra Meiburg MW
Date  31 July 2017 (Mon)
Time  2:30pm-4:30pm (2:00pm registration)
Venue MWM Wine School, Unit 1524, 15/F, 41 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong (See Google map)
RSVP email to spit@mwminternational.com / or fill in the form here 
WineSPIT member Complimentary | Non-WineSPIT HK$390 (Contact us if you are interested to join/renew WineSPIT membership)

Tasting List

#1 Prats & Symington Post Scriptum 2015, Douro DOC 

#2 Vesuvio Pombal do Vesuvio 2015, Duoro DOC 

#3 Vesuvio Quinta do Vesuvio 2014, Duoro DOC 

#4 Dow’s Fine White Port, Duoro, Portugal

#5 Warre’s 2004 Bottle-Matured Late Bottled Vintage Port, Portugal

#6 Peter Lehmann The King Vintage Port 2000, Barossa, Australia

#7 Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Duoro, Portugal

#8 Grant Burge 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Barossa, Australia

#9 Dow’s 1985 Vintage Port, Portugal

 About Jorge

Born in Porto, Portugal, in 1982, Jorge studied in his hometown until he decided to follow a 5 generations family tradition and go to Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro to study Oenology. He worked in various wineries in Portugal and in the Napa Valley, California.

Jorge joined Symington Family Estates in 2007 working in various key areas including wine making, tourism and sales. He is usually based in the Douro Valley for close to two months every year, assisting with the winemaking along with his fellow winemakers. This was one of the key factors that led Symington Family Estates to choose him as the Port representative in Asia in 2008, and in the US from 2010 onwards.

As of mid-2012, Jorge moved to Hong Kong, in order to be closer to the markets he manages, providing the right support and presence that these emerging markets demand. He is currently responsible for the Symington Family Estates portfolio of wines in Asia and Pacific regions. His role forms part of an important commitment to the Far East by the company, to help to improve the visibility and understanding of the company’s portfolio of premium positioned Port brands and Douro DOC wines.

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31st July 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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MWM Wine School
9th Floor, Aberdeen Industrial Building, 236 Aberdeen Main Road
Aberdeen, Hong Kong
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MWM ensures all events being conducted in the highest standards of professionalism, quality and punctuality. However, due to unforeseeable circumstances, we might adjust our events to ensure they are delivered safely without severe interruption to participants’ plan. During lockdown, such measures may include changing a face to face session to online session, or rescheduling the session to after lockdown. You may refer to here about our working procedures. We look forward to your kind understanding. Thank you!

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