Mar 29 - Mario Ferreira
, CEO/Owner - House of Sandeman. Mario Ferreira is renowned for his extensive knowledge of Port wines, Douro wines and Madeira. His industry experience includes working for Sandemann in Portugal and for an importer and distributor based in California. Later, he returned to Portugal to serve as the Port Wine Institute’s ambassador to the USA, organizing elaborate, educational seminars and tastings throughout the USA for the wine and hospitality trade, as well as for consumers. Today, he is CEO of ship builder and operator DouroAzul, as well as the CEO/Owner of Porto Cellars.George Sandeman
, of the House of Sandeman
George Sandeman is the seventh generation of his family to head the House of Sandeman, a company founded in London in 1790 by a determined young Scotsman named George Sandeman. From a modest start two hundred years ago as a wine merchant in the City of London, to today's impressive lodges in Oporto and bodegas in Jerez, and the world's best known brand of Port and Sherry, there has been a continuous commitment to quality. The growth of Sandeman Port and Sherries over two centuries has been based on a balance of tradition and innovation, respecting heritage but always seeking improvement.