Wine divine

Jackie Matai, Jakub Wierzba & Rajesh Israni
Jackie Matai, Jakub Wierzba and Rajesh Israni at the Sogrape Vinhos masterclass at Bungalow 9

Fine wines were sipped and savoured as Aspri Spirits hosted a masterclass and wine-tasting of renowned wines from the house of Sogrape Vinhos. Jakub Wierzba, director, Sogrape Asia Pacific, was there at Bungalow 9 to engage with the rapt audience who shared his passion for wines.
He took the guests on a voyage of Sogrape Vinhos’ history and shared some interesting insights about the company and its brands. This was followed by an informal session of wine-tasting. Enjoyed were Mateus Rosé and Mateus Sparkling Rosé from Portugal, Framingham Classic Riesling from New Zealand and Chateau Boldos Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile.
You heard that Sogrape Vinhos is a family-run company with a strong focus on exports and international markets. The company ethos is based on the production of quality wines, on the innovation and development of their brands. Sogrape Vinhos is the proud owner of more than 830 hectares of vineyards in Portugal. The company currently has a total of 18 estates, 15 wineries and nine bottling lines.
The unparalleled foresight and vision of Sogrape’s founder, Fernando van Zeller Guedes, resulted in the creation of the first global Portuguese wine brand – Mateus Rosé. Sold in over 120 countries, this proved to be such a resounding commercial success that it provided the decisive momentum for the growth as well as affirming the leadership of which the company is so proud.

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