The wood and the Alentejo stood out in new awards "the best of the year", initiative promoted by the trade magazine WINE – the essence of Wine, which annually distinguished personalities and projects in the areas of wine and gastronomy.
The prize "Wine of the year 2015"it was assigned to the Hague & Henriques Black Ink 50 Anos, Wood developed by the wine House Haha & Henriques.
The "Personality of the year in wine"it's Paula Cherry, President of the IVBAM-the Wine Institute, embroidery and handicrafts of Madeira, by the commitment to "image recovery and renewal capacity" that has been able to undertake the Madeira wine, one of the most remarkable fortified wine from around the world.
Quinta do Mouro, in Estremoz, led by Miguel Louro, is "Producer of the year 2015”, and Susana Esteban, Winemaker of Galician origin who lives in Portugal, After having worked in the Douro has decided to undertake a project of own production in Northern Alentejo, won the title of "Producer of the year”.
Charles Symington, "one of the brightest winemakers but less commented of his generation", governing the Enology of Symington Family Estates, is "Winemaker of the year”. The prize of "Sommelier of the year"was awarded to John Chary, "a passion for wine, always attentive to novelties and thirsty for the discovery of ancient treasures ", craft running currently in the wine cellar and restaurant State of Soul, em Lisboa.
André Magalhães was distinguished as "Personality of the year in Gastronomy”. The owner of the tavern of the Rua das Flores, em Lisboa, with past related to the audiovisual sector, is presented as "a kind of encyclopedia with legs about gastronomy, cooking, restaurantes, products ... ", recognized among peers, inside and outside the country, and with an ease of communication that took even the publication to consider it "Bourdain Portuguese”.
The prize "Chef of the year 2015"by WINE was given to João Rodrigues, Chef of Feitoria restaurant, the Hotel Altis Belém, Lisboa, uma estrela Michelin. The restaurant Belcanto, José Avillez, only two Michelin stars of Lisbon, received the distinction of "Gastronomic restaurant of the year 2015”. Already the Gusto by Heinz Beck, the Conrad Hotel Algarve, was awarded "Best restaurant wine Service”.
Setúbal, holds "one of the most beautiful and well preserved traditional Portuguese markets" (the market do Livramento, particularly dedicated to fish), is "Culinary destination of the year”, for which the vitality of the sector still contributed to the restoration site, the quality of the products of river and sea, the landscape, the Serra da Arrábida, the focus on food festivals and the growing interest of visitors.
In a new category established by the magazine, the "Handmade product of the year”, He distinguished himself lot of Grass Reserve Prince of Aromatic unband (V.. of Gaia).
Because the WINE It is also published in Brazil 'Personality of the year in Brazil"enhanced the work of the Portuguese João" straw "wine distributor Qualimpor.