Dão, Portugal

I decided to write this piece after I was given a glass of red wine to try blind by a friend. I picked the wine as Old World from the refreshing acid, though Mediterranean due to the rich fruit aromas, and the rusticity of the wine pointed more to Spain or Italy. The quality of…

Vinho Verde, Portugal

As we swelter away across the country through one of the hottest few weeks on record, I thought I would bring you a piece that would transport you to a far away green, lush land that is famous for a wine tailor-made for stinking hot summer evenings; the partially frizzante, light, low alcohol, crunchy and…

Douro Valley, Portugal

As the weather cools, I thought it pertinent to focus this week’s piece on the ultimate winter warmer wine; Port. Port can only come from the Douro region of Portugal, a baking hot series of steep vineyards that sit directly over the Douro River (which is known as the Duero River where it originated in…