Travel bursaries launched for Portugal tasting

29 January, 2014

Wines of Portugal is offering travel bursaries to help 20 independent retailers get to the annual tasting on March 5.

Around 130 of Portugal’s leading producers – including established names and newcomers seeking UK representation – will pour a range of wines at RHS Lindley Hall from 10am to 6pm.

Then for the first time the tasting will be opened up to consumers from 6.30pm.

To apply for the travel bursary email wptannualtasting@cubecom.co.uk and to register for the tasting visit winesofportugal.com/en/wptregistration 




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