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TEDxO'Porto - Dirk Niepoort - Douro-um conceito único para vinhos de mesa
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Added Jul 25, 2011
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Born in Oporto in 1964, Dirk Niepoort is the fifth generation of a Dutch family traditionally dedicated to the commercialization of port wine. Although the family business, was only interested in wine after studying economics in Switzerland. It was a stage which kindled the enthusiasm for what would be your way of life. In 1987, he joined his father in the family business and started an internal revolution. Defender of the idea that there are several Douros in the Douro, acquires the first vineyards and begin producing table wine, a region hitherto devoted to the Port. Reformer, nonconformist, irreverent, your name becomes synonymous with innovation and foresight of future trends. In 2004, eliminates the use of chemicals in their vineyards, saving 20000 euros per year and achieving more balanced and pure wines. But it never fails to sustain the forefront with tradition: at the same time, reintroduces traditional techniques such as mills, claiming that "the elderly is that they knew." Central figure of the Douro Boys, is undoubtedly the main responsible for the transformation of Niepoort the company it is today: a global symbol of quality, represented in over 50 countries. AboutTEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized ...