Port Wine sales are growing in 2010 while Quevedo opens to new markets

Den bar hosted Quevedo's wines tasting in Hong KongAfter dropping 6.3% in value and in volume in 2009 vs 2008, in 2010 Port Wine sales are recovering. Year-to-October sales of Port Wine are increasing by 6.3% in value and 3.2% in volume (more info on the IVDP site). Given the slowdown of the global economy, and the struggles Europe is going through to avoid double-dip recession, these are encouraging figures, specially as the European market represents over 70% of Port Wine purchases.

For Quevedo, 2010 is also showing a good year as we have opened new markets for our wines: after the USA and Sweden in the 2nd quarter, Norway and Malta are the most recent countries where you can find our Ports and Douro wines. Last year, one of the countries where we started the distribution of our wines was Hong Kong. In the photo you can see one of the tastings that our active and motivated importer organized to present our wines to the Hong Kong community.

Quevedo wines tasting in Hong KongFor 2011 I expected to reach two new markets. Brazil is definitively a priority but I also would like to extend to other countries in Asia. But no rush, what is really important is to keep the quality in everything we make and keep our clients happy. And the most important of all, have fun while we make our job!

Oscar

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  • http://twitter.com/Winepleasures Wine Pleasures

    From our experience of organising an annual Workshop event for wine importers to meet boutique producers from Iberia we are seeing many transactions happening (orders of 3-4 pallets per year) particularly from importers in the USA, Belgium, Japan and Singapore so the trend looks positive for the small to medium sized producer in terms of exporting wines.Chinese too are starting to think about non French wines!

    Best of luck with Brasil! They’re the number one fans of Portugal!

  • Eus Wust

    He Ceasar, i mean Oscar, you’re well on your way concurring the world. Congrats!

  • http://www.prgrisley.com michael grisley

    Oscar, hopefully we can continue the growth here in the US for you- you can be sure that we’re doing our best to make Quevedo as popular as the “big houses” here within the next few years!

  • http://www.quevedoportwine.com oscar

    But Romans only conquered the south of Netherlands, right? Or did they conquer all the country?!?

    And, of course, they didn’t reach US soil! Eus, you’ve to think in another civilization!