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Posted by portugalpress on May 03, 2017

Thousands of wine lovers took part in another “hugely successful” Lagoa Wine Show, held at the Centro de Congressos do Arade (April 28-30) last weekend.

Featuring around 50 wine producers from across Portugal, the event showcased the “excellence of the Algarve wines” as well as local gastronomy.

Several concerts and debates were also held, helping to establish the Lagoa Wine Show as the “biggest wine event in the south of Portugal”.

“Wine is part of our identity and we must promote it,” said mayor Francisco Martins who attended the event’s opening day and spoke with several of the exhibitors.

One of the drawbacks is that the venue is starting to become too small to accommodate all the producers who want to take part, council spokesperson Carlos Alvo told us.

However, the event also received some criticism from visitors who complained about the music being “too loud”, reports website Algarve 24. But the council says it is unaware of any complaints. “I honestly did not notice any issues with the sound levels at the event,” Alvo said.

Nonetheless, the council says it welcomes all feedback and is already working on the 2018 edition of the Lagoa Wine Show which promises to bring novelties.

The event took place at a time when Lagoa is at odds with the region’s wine commission (CVA) due to its decision to register the trademark ‘Lagoa Capital dos Vinhos do Algarve’ (Lagoa, Algarve Wine Capital).

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