Angola is a good market for Portuguese wines

25 January 2011

Luanda, Angola, 25 Jan – The new president of Lisbon Region Wine and Grape Commission (Comissão Vitivinícola da Região de Lisboa – CVRL), Vasco d’Avillez, Monday told Angolan news agency Angop that Angola was a good market for wines from that region.

“CVRL has for a few years been working in the market of Portuguese-speaking Africa and Angola in particular, carrying out visits for prospecting and promotion that have been very siccessful,” he said in a phone call, in relation to the International Wine, Fish and Agri-Food Fair (SISAB) 2011, due to be held from 21 to 23 February.

Vasco d’Avillez was instated as president of CVRL in the first half of January, replacing João Carvalho Ghira.

For three days 400 Portuguese companies are due to take part in SISAB, representing 28 different sectors, 4,000 brands and 1,200 foreign buyers from 80 countries, including Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Brazil, China and those with Portuguese as an official language.

The European Union, Morocco, Libya, Angola, the United States and Brazil are the main export markets for Portuguese products. (macauhub)