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Posted by portugalpress on July 05, 2018

Lagoa council is rejoicing with its decision to move the Lagoa Wine Show to the town centre.

The event was considered a huge success, having attracted around 9,000 people to the town’s streets.

The wine show had previously been held at the Centro de Congressos do Arade in Parchal but the council decided to move it to Lagoa this year in a bid to liven up the town’s historic centre and open up the event to locals and tourists alike.
Mayor Francisco Martins said he was “very happy” about the change and that the event’s success justified the investment that was made in the town centre to help bolster local businesses.

According to the council, the event was attended each night by around 3,000 people who were eager to discover the wines that were being showcased by over 30 winemakers from the Algarve, Alentejo, Lisbon, Tejo, Setúbal, Bairrada and Dão regions.

One of the guests of honour was Secretary of State for Rural Development and Forests Miguel Freitas, who described Lagoa as the “capital of Algarve wine”.

“These are good times for Algarve wines and vineyards. While the sector has been shrinking, productivity has skyrocketed, and the quality of Algarve wines is now recognised on a national level,” he said.

The Lagoa Wine Show took place at Praça da República, Largo Alves Roçadas and Rua Coronel Figueiredo and featured more than just wine. There was also a variety of delicious foods to enjoy, including tapas, cheeses, smoked produce and traditional sweets, and a wide musical programme promoting Portugal’s Fado music genre with several singers performing in the centre of town.

The event also saw musicians serenading diners at local restaurants or at residents’ windows during the event, while daily showcooking sessions led by chef Telmo Jacinto took place at the market.



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