Portugal Honors Joshua Greene.
We’ve all seen the initials MS or MW trailing behind the names of wine professionals, but Commander?
On Tuesday, March 17th journalists, importers, and diplomats gathered at the official residence of the Portuguese Embassy where Ambassador João de Vallera awarded an Order of Merit to W&S’ own Joshua Greene.
Greene received the Agricultural Knightship in recognition for his advocacy of Portuguese wines. Vallera assured his guests that giving a green medal to a man named Greene while drinking Vinho Verde on St. Patty’s day was not intended to be a joke.
After the ceremony, the now Commander Greene led a tasting of Portuguese wines that held personal significance in his life. The evening started with: João Portugal Ramos 2005 Alentejo Marques de Borba Reserva.