US market

Portuguese wines from the Tejo region enjoyed an increase of 119% to the US in 2012 and 20 producers from this part of the winegrowing country are expected to continue the upward trend in the market demand. The figures strengthen the optimistic forecast for the export of Portuguese wines to America, according to José Pinto Gaspar, president of the Comissão Vitivinicola de Região do Tejo. The promotion of Portuguese wines is prominent in New York in the Wines Portugal Annual Grand Tasting event on April 30, and a similar event in Chicago scheduled for May 8.