We’ve seen a growing number of groups from Brazil recently, all thanks to the rich cultural ties between Macau and the Lusophone world. Interestingly though, these connections are not new, they have deep historical roots.

Back in 1513, Portuguese explorer Jorge Álvares made history by becoming the first European to reach China via the sea. His arrival in Macau not only marked the beginning of Portuguese exploration and influence in China but also solidified Macau’s place within the broader Lusophone world, alongside Brazil and other Portuguese colonies. Fast forward to today, and these ties are still going strong.

Portuguese wines - China from the Field from WildChina Corporate Services

Just recently, our colleague Elisabeth Tchoudjinoff took part in a significant Macau-Beijing cultural exchange event, shedding light on the deep-rooted ties between these regions. This gathering, attended by top universities in Beijing, highlighted the crucial role of academia in fostering cultural dialogues. From savoring traditional delicacies to enjoying exquisite Portuguese wines, the event celebrated the vibrant tapestry of Macau’s culture and its historical connections with the Lusophone world.

During this event, we had the opportunity to taste wines from Quinta da Marmeleira, a Portuguese winery owned by a family from Macau, which is bringing these wines to China. A huge thank you to Carmen Wu for graciously providing us with some of their finest selections.

We proudly featured these exceptional wines at our wine tasting event during IMEX Frankfurt this May, where they captivated attendees with their distinct flavors and high quality.

A wine tasting event during IMEX Frankfurt this May - China from the Field from WildChina Corporate Services
A wine tasting event during IMEX Frankfurt this May - China from the Field from WildChina Corporate Services 02