Ricardo Diogo Vasconcelos de Freitas

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Professional Experience

2004 (until the present date): Member of the Madeira Wine Exporters bureau at ACIF (the Industrial and Commercial Association of Funchal).

2004 – 2006: Representative of the Madeira Wine Exporters in the work group for the reorganization of the Madeira Wine Institute Tasting Chamber.

2003 (until the present date): Managing Director of Vinhos Barbeito (Madeira), Lda.

1999 (until the present date): Member of the Madeira Wine Institute Tasting Chamber.

1997 (until the present date): Member of the Madeira Wine Association - “Confraria” (Madeira Wine Brotherhood).

1998 (until the present date): Representative of Vinhos Barbeito in the most important international wine fairs.

1993 (until the present date): Responsibility in planning the production areas of Vinhos Barbeito, including harvest and blending.

1990-1991: History Teacher at Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia School.

1989-1990: Managing Director of “Diogo’s” Wine Shop and Museum.

Education

1985 – 1989: Degree in History (Faculdade de Letras, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa).

Complementary Education

2004: “Pruning and Training Grapevines” oriented by Professor Daniel Noel, from University of Bordeaux.

1999: “Wine Tasting” organized by the Madeira Wine Institute and oriented by Engº Vasco Magalhães (Sogrape Vinhos winemaker).

1996: “Introduction to the Portuguese Wine Regions”, organized by the Madeira Wine Institute and oriented by Engº Vasco Magalhães (Sogrape Vinhos winemaker).

1993: “Enology”, organized by the Madeira Wine Institute and oriented by Professor Olga Laureano, from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), School of Agriculture.

National Awards


2013: Producer of the Year, by Revista Wine.
2013: Excellence Award for Mãe Manuela – Malvasia 40 Years Old, by Revista de Vinhos.
2011: Wine of the Year for Malvasia 20 Years Old, Lot 10292, by Revista Wine.
2007: Excellence Award for Malvasia 30 Years Old, by Revista de Vinhos.

International Awards

2013: Gold Medal and Best Madeira Trophy for the Malvasia 20 Years Old, Lot 12089, Decanter World Wine Awards.
2009: Worldwide Fortified Wine Trophy & Gold Medal (Best in Class) for the Malvasia 30 Years Old, International Wine & Spirit Competition.
2009: World Champion Fortified Trophy, Madeira Trophy & Gold Medal for the Verdelho 10 Years Old, International Wine Challenge.

More Awards here

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