Category Archives: Portugal

6 Outstanding 2013 Wine, Spirits and Beer Books

If you or a fellow zythophile (beer lover), enophile (wine lover), or liquorphile  (ok, you get it now!) happen to be thirsty for a good read, here’s a roundup of half-a-dozen super stocking-stuffers published in 2013.   Here’s to your … Continue reading

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Jancis Robinson’s Wine Grapes Book Review in SAVEUR

SAVEUR, December 2012 Issue Here’s a copy of my recent and short book review of Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson and her co-authors in SAVEUR’s December 2012 issue. Roots Matter: Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson, Julie Harding and José Vouillamoz … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Endangered Wine Region: Portugal’s Colares Appellation

The deep roots of the Ramisco grape almost literally reach right back to the very establishment of Portugal as an independent kingdom on the Iberian peninsula.  Noted in documents written more than five centuries ago, the wines of Colares (pronounced ko-larsh) … Continue reading

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Chill Out with White Port & Tonic – A Portuguese Cocktail of Outstanding Freshness

Deep in Douro River Valley in north-central Portugal, in the heart of Port country, cocktail hour at renowned properties like Quinta do Noval, near Pinhão, invariably begins with a most refreshing, and amazingly simple-to-concoct, drink, the White Port Tonic. Served … Continue reading

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