The ‘Wine Show’ team was in Douro in filming for the season that the wine television program dedicates to Portugal, which is scheduled for a world premiere in spring 2020.
The cast of the series, such as actors and presenters James Purefoy and Dominic West and wine expert Joe Fattorini, settled in Quinta do Noval, in the municipality of Alijó, Vila Real district, where the harvest and the traditional pisa are still taking place. walk in the lagares.
The Douro was chosen for the program’s “headquarters” and from here the protagonists of ‘The Wine Show’ travel from Portugal, from north to south, from the Azores to Madeira, to visit producers, taste wines and reveal their stories, traditions and the regions where they are produced.
The Portuguese season is a co-production of Infinity Creative Media with Essência do Vinho / Revista dos Vinhos.
This season, actor Dominic West makes his debut as a host on “The Wine Show” and said the invitation to the show came through a message from James Purefoy who challenged him to come to Portugal “to taste a lot of wine” and to the “Douro in a speedboat”.
Dominic West, an English actor who has appeared in films such as “Tomb Raider” or “300” and “Chicago”, and in the series “The Affair”, also considers that this is the country “everyone is talking about”.
“The Wine Show” is broadcast in 106 countries, reaching 88 million viewers. This is considered “the largest and most relevant” television series about wine.
The third season, which comprises a total of seven episodes, lasting one hour each, is about Portugal and is scheduled to open in spring 2020.
The first seasons were dedicated to Italy and France.