First wine and dine festival held in Macau


Macau’s first wine and dine festival, held May 23-26 at the Venetian resort, has been acclaimed a major success, with plans to expand to other regions in future years.

Organised by The Wine Society of Macau, it was held in conjunction with the Venetian Carnevale, a celebration of Italian lifestyle.

The festival included a wine school, cooking demonstrations, and booths where the large crowds sampled wine and food from around the world.

A highlight of the wine school was a presentation by Joao Paulo Martins, editor of Portugal’s most important wine magazine, Revista de Vinhos. Martins is often referenced as Portugal’s answer to Robert Parker Jr., and has written a guide to Portuguese wine for the past 19 years known as Wines of Portugal.

Filipe Santos, the Macau wine society’s president, spoke with DecanterChina’s video reporter Stephen Quinn.

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