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Online - Jo Locke MW and Ana Sofia Oliveira on the Red Wines of Portugal

21 Oct 2021 6:30 - 07:30 pm
Online via Zoom (link provided on purchase)
Online - Jo Locke MW and Ana Sofia Oliveira on the Red Wines of Portugal
Free event
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Ana Sofia is the founder of The Wine Agency, a wine communication agency and co-founder of My Genuine Portugal, a business specialising in promoting authentic products of the country. We’re delighted to welcome Ana Sofia with her extensive wine knowledge to co-host this event with Jo.

Al-Ria Tinto, Algarve 2019

Deeply coloured red from the far south of Portugal which blends local touriga...

Portugal     £7.95   Bottle     £47.50   Case of 6

Lagoalva, Tejo 2020

From an historic estate just north of Lisbon this is a juicy blend of two of ...

Portugal     £7.95   Bottle     £47.50   Case of 6

Rui Madeira Beyra Tinto, Beira Interior 2020

Fragrant and refreshing blend of native varieties tinta roriz (tempranillo), ...

Portugal     £9.95   Bottle     £59.50   Case of 6

Anselmo Mendes Pardusco, Vinho Verde 2019

A thoroughly modern expression of red Vinho Verde from Portugal, light and fr...

Portugal     £9.50   Bottle     £114.00   Case of 12

Crasto, Douro 2019

Youthful blend of Douro grape varieties, with dark brambly fruit and a rich, ...

Portugal     £10.50   Bottle     £63.00   Case of 6

Following the success of our previous white wines of Portugal masterclass we’re now turning our attention to the country’s red wine regions and grape varieties.

The Wine Society have won five out of the last six IWC Portugal Specialist Merchant of the Year awards (including this year’s award), and we are also current Decanter Spain and Portugal Specialist Retailer of the Year.  Jo Locke MW, our buyer for Portugal, champions indigenous varieties and celebrates the diverse terroir that the country has to offer. These wines can seem unfamiliar, even intimidating, at first, but once discovered these gems of Portugal cannot be forgotten.

Dynamic winemaking influenced by tradition has become de rigueur in regions like the Douro, Dão and Bairrada with their red wines increasingly gaining popularity and respect, not least with Society members!

Wines for this event will be released on the week of 20th September.

Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner is the Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. She joined the team in 2018 after working at The West London Wine School as a wine tutor and loves to bring her passion for wine education to our members. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2021.

Jo Locke MW

Jo Locke MW has been a buyer at the Wine Society since 2004 and looks after Alsace, the Loire, South Africa and Portugal (including Port and Madeira). Jo joined the wine trade after completing a degree in French and became a Master of Wine in 1990.  

Our online tutored events are one of the most popular styles at The Wine Society. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from our tasting team, our buyers, and sometimes our producers, we love giving our members the opportunity to learn with us and broaden their understanding of the vast world of wine.

Themes vary from big picture topics to detailed deep dives and if you’re not sure if the event will be pitched at your level of experience, then simply get in touch at

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Our virtual events are free to register and attend. Optional food and fine suggestions are advertised on the event page.

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