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2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Sunday, 28 June 2015

European Terroir Wine Festival: Belém – Friday 3rd/ Saturday 4th July

Vinho ao Vivo

Report from a warm Lisbon evening:
Hardly had I settled in early this afternoon than I had a message from Pedro Marques - Vale da Capucha inviting me to the sixth edition of Vinho ao Vivo on this coming Friday and Saturday – 3rd and 4th July. This wine festival is held at the Restaurant Á Margem, Belém, Lisbon. This restaurant, right on the Tagus, is between the memorial to Vasco da Gama and the delightful, bijou Torre de Belém. It should be a stunning occasion with wine and music as the forecast is good but not too hot. Any #winelovers coming for the Adegga fair on Saturday, Vinho ao Vivo allows you to get a double dose of tasting in!

I have to confess that this is the first I have heard of this festival but am looking forward to going on Friday as Saturday will be reserved for the Summer edition of the Adegga wine fair in the centre of Lisbon.  

Further details from Pedro Marques below + more background here.

European Terroir Wine Festival:

40 wine european wine producers

July 3rd and 4th, 2015 from 19h00 to 24h00

Restaurant Á Margem, Belém, Lisbon 

Vinho ao Vivo is back, with a high concentration of authentic European wine producers. Wine meets music along the Tagus riverbanks: a major event in celebration of genuine wine!

During this 6th edition of the European Terroir Wine Festival, we will bring together 40​ independent producers from Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Austria, who will make you discover their goliardic wines. Wines with tipicity, audacity, perfection. The event will take place in the stunning outdoor setting of the river Tagus, in “À Margem” located in Belém. Jazz, classic and world music will be part of the event. The wines tasted will be for sale at the event, and can be delivered at your home in Lisbon.

An exceptional and unique selection of authentic wines to taste and purchase.​

Videos of previous editions:

Participating producers (this may change):
Adega Reg. de Colares / Viúva Gomes (Colares)
Vale da Capucha (Lisboa)
Quinta da Serradinha (Lisboa, Leiria)
Humus (Lisboa, Óbidos)
Quinta do Mouro (Alentejo)
Bageiras (Bairrada)
Campolargo-Tiago Teles (Bairrada)
Caves São João (Bairrada)
Quinta da Boavista (Dão)
Quinta da Pellada (Dão)
Lagar da Darei (Dão)
Aphros (Vinho Verde)
Dorado (Minho)
Mateus Nicolau de Almeida (Douro)
Quinta do Infantado (Douro)
Quinta do Romeu (Douro)
Rita Ferreira, Conceito (Douro)
Vale de Pios (Douro)
Val da Figueira (Douro)
Fraga Alta (Douro)

Rinaldi (Piemonte, Barolo)
Roagna (Piemonte, Barbaresco / Barolo)
Cantina Giardino (Campania) 
Bera (Piemonte)
Fattorie Romeo del Castello (Sicilia)

Domaine Labet (Jura)
La Pépière (Loire, Muscadet)
Eric Texier (Rhône)
Domaine La Cadette (Bourgogne)
Tribouley (Roussillon)
Domaine Chamonard (Morgon)
Meyer-Fonné (Alsace)
Eric Bordelet (Normandie, Poiré)
Clos des Grillons (Rhône)


JL Mateo/ Quinta da Muradella (Galiza/Monterrei)
Alberto Nanclares (Rias Baixas)

Everything you need to know:
How is it going to happen? Each participant will receive a glass to taste the wines offered by each producer.

When? July 3 an​d​ 4 (Friday and Saturday) from 7pm to 12pm.
Where? In Belém, Lisbon, in À Margem an esplanade by the river Tagus, in an outdoor setting. 

How much will it cost? 20 euros a day, 30€ for two days. Until the 23rd of June, 25% reduction.

Why two days? Tasting 200 wines takes a few hours. The live concerts on Friday and on Saturday are different.

What's included? The tasting of 200 (excellent) wines and live music.

Will there be food? Yes. À Margem will provide a special menu with different options from the light informal to more traditional sitting down meals. And also live cooking!

Can I buy any of the wines? Yes. Each participant will receive a list of the wine prices and, when leaving, arrangements can be made for ordering and delivering according to your wishes. Free delivery orders over 50 euros in Lisbon. Special requests will be considered on a case by case basis. 

Where can I get a ticket?

1 - On-line at Tickets on-line or Facebook Is Goliardos

2 - At À Margem, before or on the day of the event ( 

Sílvia Mourão Bastos: (+) 351 96 888 15 30 
FACEBOOK : vinhoaovivo
Twitter: Vinhoaovivofest
Nadir Bensmail: (+) 351 96 20 22 24 2'

Not forgetting the Adegga Wine Market on Saturday:


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