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Breaking Down Barriers

Wine Future has always featured fantastic and very educational masterclasses and tasting. This year these tastings will be conducted by three world renown experts. 

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Dirceu Vianna Jr. MW

Portugal has a rich tradition of producing wine and boasts top-notch wineries and winemakers that create exceptional wines. The purpose of this master class, presented by Dirceu Viana MW, is to showcase the excellent quality of Portuguese still wines, their diversity, and the numerous indigenous grape varieties.

Confirmed list of wines:

  1. 2020 Parcela Única - Anselmo Mendes

  2. 2021 Coche – Niepoort

  3. 2017 Buçaco - Alexandre de Almeida

  4. 2019 Palácio dos Távoras Gold Edition - Costa Boal

  5. 2017 Vinha Maria Teresa – Quinta do Crasto

  6. 2016 Vinha do Tojal - Quinta do Casal Branco

  7. 2011 Vindima Dao - Casa da Passarella

  8. 2016 Legado - Sogrape

  9. 2011 Mouchão Tonel ¾ - Mouchão

  10. 1995 Quinta Poço Lobo Reserva – Caves Sao Joao

  11. 2007 Vértice RD – Douro Vertice

  12. 2023 Moscatel Setúbal - José Maria da Fonseca

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"The Magnificent 12"
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Mark Squires
Wine Future was designed as a global and international event. This is why we have included a tasting of wines from all over the planet. 
The 12 wines that will be presented by Mark Squires intend to show wines that are iconic and excellent representatives of some of the most respected countries and regions. 
Confirmed list of wines:
  1. France - Bollinger Special Cuvée Champagne Bollinger
  2. Germany – 2020 Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling GG - Dr. Loosen
  3. New Zealand - 2021 Pyramid Valley Snake’s Tongue Pinot Noir 
  4. Italy – 2021 Colore by Bibi Graetz
  5. Ukraine - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Iukuridze Family Wine Heritage
  6. California – 2013 Joseph Phelps Insignia
  7. Chile – 2015 Viñedo Chadwick
  8. Argentina – 2019 Adrianna Vineyard Mundus Bacillus Terrae Malbec - Catena.
  9. Australia – 2018 Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz
  10. Portugal – 2011 Barca Velha - Sogrape 
  11. Spain – Tío Pepe Estrella de los Mares - Gonzalez Byass. 
  12. South Africa – 2019 Klein Constantia. 
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Legendary & Historic

Madeira & Port


Richard Mayson

​Portugal is regarded as the home of some of the world's most prestigious fortified wines, such as Porto and Madeira. This special tasting, conducted by Richard Mayson will showcase notable wines and historical vintages from these regions.


Confirmed list of wines:

  1. 1999 Justino’s Madeira Frasqueira Verdelho - Justino's Madeira Wines.

  2. 1995 Barbeito Verdelho Frasqueira - Barbeito.

  3. Blandy's 30 anos Bual - Madeira Wine Company / Blandys.

  4. 2001 Henriques & Henriques Single Harvest Malvasia - Henriques & Henriques. 

  5. Tinta Negra 20 Anos Doce - Pereira D'Oliveira.

  6. 1968 Niepoort Colheita Branco - Niepoort.

  7. Vintage 2000 - Ramos Pinto

  8. Vallado 20 anos - Quinta do Vallado.

  9. 2001 Dalva Colheita Tawny – Edição Comemorativa da Declaração do Douro a património Mundial. - Granvinhos.

  10. 1978 Kopke Colheita - Sogevinus.

  11. 1976 Quevedo Colheita Tawny - Vinoquel.

  12. Sandeman 50 YO - Sogrape

Special Mention:

2016 Poggio all'Oro Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva

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The Sommeliers

Maria E. Denton, CWE CSS (US)

Food and Beverage Training Manager at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, just outside Washington, DC in National Harbor, Maryland.

Maria has spent her entire career working with beverage, from her start as a bartender during her college years, working as a beverage manager for several restaurant groups including Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Clyde’s Restaurant Group, and in wholesale with such brands as Moët Hennessey and Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits, among others. 
Her credentials include Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Wine Educator and Certified Specialist of Spirits with the Society of Wine Educators, Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level Three in Wine, and Level One Cicerone. Maria also sat on the Board of Directors of the Society of Wine Educators from 2008 to 2014.


David D. Denton, CWE, CSS, IBWE (US)

David Denton works as a sommelier at the prestigious Cut by Wolfgang Puck in Washington, DC.  Known for his keen palate, he has built a reputation as the sommelier in demand for high-profile wine events, including WineFuture 2009 and 2011, Vinoble 2010, and every SWE Annual Conference from 2007 to 2015. 

At WineFuture 2011, David was responsible for three grand tastings of over 1000 people each, for Pancho Campo, Jancis Robinson, and Robert Parker. 

His credentials include Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Wine Educator and Certified Specialist of Spirits with the Society of Wine Educators, International Bordeaux Wine Educator of the CIVB, and Official Sherry Educator of the Consejo Regulador de las DO Jerez-Xeres-Sherry.

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