Douro and Porto elected 'Wine Village of the year' by Swedish wine club

The largest wine club in the world, the Swedish Munskänkarna, chose Porto and the Douro as 'Wine Village of the Year’ 2012, a distinction  delivered on last February 6.

The club Munskänkarna, with 24.000 members, elects every year, since 1993, a city/region as 'The Wine village of the Year', a distinction until now only awarded to cities/regions in France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain and South Africa.

"It is with pride that Porto and Douro receive this distinction, which praises the Portuguese wines, promotes the world’s most ancient wine region acknowledged by international wine experts, and praises the city that lands its name to the Port wine (Vinho do Porto, in Portuguese), said the president of the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto, Manuel Novaes Cabral.

More information about Porto and Douro at:

- Porto and the Gaia wine lodges
Wines from Douro and Porto 
- Wine-growing Upper Douro
- Enjoy the landscape where Port Wine is produced
- Wonderful Douro

Source: Great Wine Capitals Newsletters

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