Today, the 9th edition of the Crédito Agrícola Wine Competition begins, through which the bank rewards the best nectars in Portugal. This year, the big news is the possibility for each producer to register the number of samples they want, without limits, in each of the categories in the competition.
Applications will run until the 2nd of November, after the evaluation of a jury made up of recognized sommeliers, winemakers and journalists in the sector. To choose the best wines, blind tastings will be shown on the 4th and 5th of November.
Producers and cooperatives from all wine regions in the country, members and customers of Crédito Agrícola can participate. The event, promoted in partnership with the Associação de Escanções de Portugal and recognized by the Instituto da Vinha e Vinho, presents itself as a way of the regional bank of the bank and its mission and the development of the economies of the regional bank.
According to Isabel Matos, Communications Director of Grupo Crédito Agrícola, the 9th edition of the Crédito Agrícola Wine Competition «is an initiative that has been verifying its credibility in the market with the notorious quality of the national wines identified in the competition, year after year”. The official also states that the initiative «demonstrates the dynamization of these communities [regionais e locais] through the recognition given to producers and cooperatives from all wine regions in the country».