Boost for Silves wine industry

Silves Câmara is to participate in an event at the city castle tomorrow (Saturday) to promote wines from the area.

The private event will see an agreement being signed between several associations, including representatives for local businesses, to promote Silves wines and those with natural corks.

Sandra Moreira from Silves Câmara told the Algarve Resident: “As of August 1, there will be a bi-lingual brochure in English and Portuguese about regional wines, which can be obtained at the council, local restaurants and hotels.”

Silves Câmara is also starting a cork collection and recycling project in collaboration with environmental group Quercus.

“Residents and visitors can bring bottle corks to the council or to a number of restaurants across Silves council that will have collection boxes. These corks will then be recycled,” she said.

For more information about this project, please telephone 282 440 800 or visit www.quercus.pt  available in Portuguese only.