Cape Verdean wines exhibited at fair in Boston, USA

17 January 2012

Praia, Cape Verde, 17 Jan – Cape Verdean wines Sodade and Chã produced by winegrowers from Achada Grande-Relva (Mosteiros) and from Chã das Caldeiras will, be exhibited for the first time at the 21st annual wine exposition in the US city of Boston, Cape Verdean weekly newspaper A Semana reported.

Under the terms of a deal signed some two years ago, Portuguese companies Efectivo and Wine Resources are responsible for the internationalisation of wines from Fogo island, and export most of the production to Portugal and the United States.

The two wines will be on show at the Boston Wine Expo 2012 that will be on until Sunday, 22 January, and will be presented by a Cape Verdean businessman that owns a liquor store and a restaurant in Massachusetts.

Wine production on Fogo currently totals around 160,000 bottles per year and is produced by the cooperatives of Chã das Caldeiras and Sodade.

Last year, the Chã das Caldeiras wine cooperative produced 106,000 litres of wine, including white, red and rosé, which accounts for over 130,000 0.75 litre bottles and is a year-on-.year rise of over 20 percent.

Adega do Vinho Sodade, the winery where Sodade wine is produced by winegrowers from Achada Grande, Corvo and Relvas, in the Mosteiros region, placed 30,000 bottles of white, red and rosé wine on the market. (macauhub)