The PAXIS "Bulldog" red Lisboa 2013 was selected the #5 TOP BEST BUY OF THE YEAR 2016 in the American magazine Wine Enthusiast.
Mr. José Neiva Correia chief-winemaker and owner of DFJ shared with us: "Our team is proud to once again see his work recognized by Wine Enthusiast, one of the most recognized and prestigious magazines in the world of wine. Since 2006 this is the nine time that one of our wines it’s selected to join the exclusive annual list TOP 100 BEST BUYS.
This it’s being a key investment for the American market but also follower markets of what’s happening in the USA. Many of our importers, distributors, retailers, sommeliers and consumers follow the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This award makes us confident in the quality of our work. We expect this wine to offer its consumers as much or more pleasure as given us to produce it."
Beyond this trophy DFJ WINES received this year more 26 Best Buys and one Editor's Choice.
The history of PAXIS "Bulldog"
DFJ VINHOS born in 1998. One of its initial partners Mr. Dino Ventura (the D of DFJ) has been one the most innovative sales and marketing person the UK wine sector ever saw. He look to all the details of the society to find ideas to apply and develop the Portuguese wine consumption.
One day he found one of its children playing in school a very traditional and physical UK game called Bulldog. During the game he heard children saying PAXIS as a way to express immunity from being caught.
PAXIS was so and in a sense a stage of ideal escape from the stress of the world where we could appreciate a great wine getting all the pleasure to our senses.
Because of that the PAXIS wines are always carefully selected to offer the best ratio price/ quality/ pleasure.
Nine times in the list of the 100 TOP BEST BUYS OF THE YEAR at WINE ENTHUSIAST
Since 2006 the wines of DFJ VINHOS were selected nine times to integrate the restricted annual list TOP 100 BEST BUYS of Wine Enthusiast. Here’s these winners, and the rating:
# 62 TOP Best Buy Wine of 2006; GRAND’ARTE Touriga Nacional red 2003 – V.R. Lisboa - 90 points
# 75 TOP Best Buy Wine of 2008; VEGA red 2005 – D.O.C. Douro - 88 points
# 20 TOP Best Buy Wine of 2009; GRAND’ARTE Shiraz red 2007 – V.R. Lisboa - 90 points
# 14 TOP Best Buy Wine of 2010; ALTA CORTE red 2006 – V. R. Lisboa - 89 points
# 9 TOP Best Buy Wine of 2011; GRAND’ARTE Alvarinho white 2010 – V.R. Lisboa - 91 points
# 1 TOP Best Buy Wine of 2012; VEGA red 2009 – D.O.C. Douro - 90 points
# 8 TOP Best Buy Wine of 2014; PORTADA Winemakers Selection red 2011 - V. R. Lisboa - 90 points
# 74 TOP Best Buy Wine of 2015; ALUADO Alicante Bouschet tinto 2014 - V. R. Lisboa - 90 points
# 5 TOP Best Buy Wine of 2016; PAXIS “Bulldog” tinto 2013 - V. R. Lisboa – 90 points
We highlight we won the #1 100 TOP BEST BUY 2012 with the VEGA Douro Red 2009 after the Wine Enthusiast experts have tasted nearly 17,000 wines present in the American market. It was the first time a Portuguese wine appeared to lead this list.
We share and celebrate this event with our representatives and friends, always asking and giving ideas for the DFJ VINHOS team to improve more and more the price / quality of our wines.
RATINGS AND BEST BUYS IN WINE ENTHUSIAST 2016
In addition to the #5 TOP BEST BUY OF THE YEAR 2016, DFJ VINHOS get more 26 Best Buys and one Editor's Choice.
Here is the complete list of ratings and Best Buys in 2016 in Wine Enthusiast:
We highlight also how important it has been for DFJ VINHOS our partners and customers to find that until today 193 of our wines received BEST BUY from Wine Enthusiast, 3 CELLAR SELECTION, the #27 ENTHUSIAST 2011 and one EDITOR’S CHOICE.
Full list of ratings and other 2016 awards at the Wine Enthusiast (click to download)
Certificate #5 TOP BEST BUY OF THE YEAR 2016 (click to download)