The annual Chapter of the Port Wine Brotherhood is traditionally held two days before Saint-John’s day on which the Brotherhood organizes a spectacular regatta for sailing boats used for the transportation of wine barrels, sailing upstream from the mouth of the river to the center of OPorto. It is estimated that close to one million spectators follow this race and admire the fireworks which illuminate the city the night before.

David Guimaraens, internationally renown wine maker of the Taylor’s, Fonseca and Croft brands of Port wines, received the F.I.C.B. Diploma of Honor on 22 June 2017. The Diploma was presented

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