|Wines of Portugal and Harpers launch Wines of Portugal Academy|
|Written by Carol Emmas|
|Friday, 22 February 2013 10:44|
Anyone interested in Portuguese wine has the chance to learn more at a new academy being set up by Wines of Portugal, in association with Harpers Wine & Spirit.
Wines of Portugal has developed three training modules that take members of the trade through introductory, intermediate and advanced learning about Portuguese wines.
The Wines of Portugal Academy promises to give both individuals and companies interested in the country the training and ability to really help drive Portuguese wine sales in their business.
The course will provide insight into Portuguese regions, grape types and wine styles, and all attendees will receive a certificate on completion.
Nuno Vale, marketing director for Wines of Portugal, said: ‘There is a definite buzz around Portuguese wines at the moment, as the value and variety that they offer find increased relevance for buyers and retailers looking to ‘wow' their demanding customers.
"The Wines of Portugal Academy has been created specifically to help educate more fully those responsible for buying and selling our wines," he added.
Harpers is working with Wines of Portugal to help recruit the first group of students to the initial training academy, to be run in Manchester on June 11, with one in London on June 13.