The Brazilian businessman Rubens Menin, don of the Menin Douro Estates Winery, received at this sixth fair (3) the Personality of the Year in Brazil award, one of the 25 categories of the “Os Melhores do Ano” award, promoted by “Revista de Vinhos” .
The Portuguese publication, specialized in drinks, gastronomy and wine tourism, held the annual award ceremony in Porto, a city recognized worldwide for its wine.
Produced by Vinícola Menin Douro Estates, the wine “Dona Beatriz 2019” won the Excellence Award, annually awarded for just 30 wines of all Portuguese production.
To receive the award, the businessman Lembrou do Avô, born in Portugal, and still revealed to be enchanted by the Douro region.
“O Douro enchanted me. Portugal is wonderful. People in Portugal are used to being here. Quem de fora pra ca, he is really delighted and we have no words to describe. I have a lot of land on a very good land on the edge of Douro, where we can try to make a very good wine”, thanked Menin. “I hope to last in Douro for many years and have the joy of living with this loving and wonderful community,” he completed.
In December 2022, the same publication classified as “Highly Recommended” another label of Menin Douro Estates, or red Menin Grande Reserva 2019.
The label “Highly Recommended” indicates that the wine has a quality between very good and excellent, with “full guarantee of leaving any happy person who has the opportunity to taste it with a smile”, according to the magazine.
About the award
Since 1996, Revista de Vinhos chooses “Os Melhores do Ano”. A way to reward great protagonists and projects that elevate wine, gastronomy and wine tourism. In 25 different categories, the Portuguese publication recognizes different personalities that in 2022 will create an exceptional job.
“Vinho do Ano”, “Produtor do Ano”, “Enólogo do Ano”, “Chefe de Cozinha do Ano”, “Restaurante do Ano”, “Destino Gastronómico do Ano” and the awards “Personalidade no Vinho”, “Personalidade na Gastronomy” and “Personality in Brazil” are some of the most significant distinctions among a total of 25 categories.
“É o momento anual em que sublinhamos o merito. We distinguish projects and people who are entrepreneurial, creative, dense, bold, insightful, inspiring. Portugal can always be more and it will be strengthened whenever all of us, and each one of us, deems or best suits the realization of an idea, of a project or of a stage in a broader strategy. Regardless of the size, what matters is to reinforce this will to go further, thanking, acknowledging and valuing the merit of two results that have been achieved”, affirms Nuno Guedes Vaz Pires, director of Revista de Vinhos.
The businessman Rubens Menin is founder and president of the council of MRV Engenharia, controller of Inter, of Log Commercial Properties and of CNN Brasil.
Source: CNN Espanol