Angola continues to prefer Portuguese wines

2 July 2015

In 2014 Angola in 2014 spent around 18 billion kwanzas (132 million euros) on importing wines produced in Portugal, according to the president of the Interprofessional Association for Promotion of Portuguese wines – ViniPortugal.

The president of ViniPortugal, Jorge Monteiro, also told Angolan news agency Angop Wednesday in Luanda, that compared to 2013 there was a small drop in imports of Portuguese wines by Angola, of 1.9 percent.

In 2014, Angola imported 93.1 million litres of wine produced in Portugal, according to the documentation provided during a wine tasting event in Luanda.

The wine tasting event brought together joined 44 producers to present 215 different wines, including Adega Mayor with its Caiado, Monte Mayor, Reserva do Comendador and Vinho 8 wines.

A study by ViniPortugal, which organised the event, showed Angola was the second largest wine market in Africa, and Portuguese wines have a market share of over 90 percent, which is a sign of the quality and excellence of Portuguese wine production.

Adega Mayor, inaugurated in 2007, is part of the Nabeiro Group, which was already in Angola in the coffee market. (macauhub/AO/PT)