Jancis Robinson scoops award for services to Portuguese wine

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Jancis Robinson MW has picked up an award for her services to Portuguese wine from the ambassador to the UK.


Robinson was awarded the Commendador do Ordem do Mérito Empresarial – Classe do Mérito Agricola - at an ambassador’s reception at his London residence on Wednesday night.

 

The ambassador, Dr Joao da Vallera, commended Robinson for championing Portuguese wines throughout her career.

 

Robinson said: “All my wine writing life I have felt very fond of Portuguese wines and have championed them. I think it’s high time we got rid of any idea that Portuguese wine has to be a niche product or an inexpensive product, the evidence is there that Portugal is producing some wonderful wines.”

 

Wines of Portugal’s marketing director, Nuno Vale, said: “Jancis fully deserves this honour She is a staunch advocate of our country and over the years has done much to educate and enthuse people about our wines. I would like to pass on our sincere thanks for what she has achieved.”

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