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Top 5 Places to Surf in Portugal

Beyond the festivals, concerts and cultural activities in Portugal, lies a community of people who ride on boards like chariots upon the sea. I’m proud to be part of this clan, addicted at a young age by the peaceful feeling of being immersed in the sea. Over the years, I have visited […]

Galician Grapes: Love at First Sip

I met my very first Galician grape 13 years ago in Mallorca. Having a reputation for all night parties filled with ample liquor, I’d gone with bad grace and low expectations. I should have known better… Mallorca is beautiful in early February with almond blossoms bursting forth – its blissful, heady perfume everywhere. […]

Friday Feature Photo: Celebrating Insanely Delicious Sherry Wine!

  Photographer: Serafín J. Cruces Capture Date: July 2007 Location: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain About: Francisco Alfonsín of Bodegas Valdivia is conducting an educational tasting on how to taste Sherry Wine. Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target as”, then select the preferred location on […]

Three Dynamic Female Portuguese Winemakers

Portugal might be on its knees economically, but the wine industry is going from strength to strength. Exports are growing quietly (between 5-10% per year over the last decade), and the country is beginning to escape the shackles of being seen only as a value producer. I’m not talking about […]

Off the beaten track in Porto – Simplesmente Vinho

What do you call a group of small, artisan wine producers at a tasting? If you’re in France or Italy, the “natural wine” moniker might well rear its head. The suggestion being that these are winemakers who eschew overtly industrial production methods, intervene less and attempt above all else to express their terroir. […]

Chestnut Season in Portugal

The sound of chestnuts (castanhas) crashing down through branches is one that I always associate with autumn in Minho. Throughout the baking summer, we watched the thick green prickly clusters growing on large majestic trees scattered about the surrounding hill slopes wondering if they would ever ripen. By the middle […]

The Top 10 Untold Stories of Rioja Wine

Editor’s Note: In lieu of the #EWBC, Mariëlla Beukers of Wijnkronieken, has provided us a fascinating article on the untold historical influences that has made Riojan wine what it is today!!  Like many of the ‘classic’ wine regions in Europe, Rioja has a long wine history dating back to even […]

Schist: A Cultural Staple in the Douro Valley and Beyond

Editor’s Note: Fiona Lynch and her husband Jonathan, two passionate geologists, moved from Scotland to the Lima Valley in the Minho region in Portugal. We’re very appreciative of their willingness to share their experience, and hope this will be one of many we can expect from them in the future. […]