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Latest entries about Douro

Discovering Irresistible Portuguese Wines – Simplesmente Vinho

written by Guest Blogger | 22nd March 2016

If you visit Porto in the last week of February, be prepared to get wet – drenched even, as the rainy season can be almost tropical in its intensity. Metaphorically, you’ll also get drenched in wine, as the city hosts not just the huge Essencia do Vinho fair, but an ever-increasing range of off-events, lunches, dinners, tastings and producer...

The Undiscovered Sparkling Wines of Portugal

written by Catherine Fisher | 19th August 2015

A year ago this week, my now husband and I had just gotten married in the beautiful town of Sintra. There was so much we were celebrating – loved ones visiting us from afar, spending time with friends we hadn’t seen in years, our very dear friends’ wedding celebration just a few days before our own. I recall something...
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Porto Walking Food Tour

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Port Wine Tour with Ryan Opaz

Eager to taste a wide range of spectacular Port wine with a Knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood? Are you...

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Portugal Luxury Harvest Tour 2018

Catavino's Harvest Tour showcases the world renowned wine regions of Central and Northern Portugal with us as your guides!...

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Interview with Mark Squires: The Future of Portuguese Wine

written by Ryan Opaz | 1st July 2015

When I first became interested in wine, I actively sought out places where I could talk and ask questions. Way back then, eRobertParker had recently joined with the Mark Squires wine bulletin board to create a space for wine geeks to chat online, eventually create “offlines” . Offlines were scheduled meet ups with local bulletin board members in a set physical location. I had...

Friday Feature Photo: The Lush Green Landscape of Portugal

written by Gabriella Opaz | 13th February 2015

Photographer: Ryan Opaz Capture Date: October 16, 2014 Location: Douro, Portugal About: Lush, green, gorgeous – these three words have described northern Portugal over and over again. It’s a land rich in moss, wild mushrooms and vines. It’s no wonder that wine here is called “Vinho Verde” (green wine). Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save...

Portuguese Wines to Ward Off the Winter

written by Ryan Opaz | 4th February 2015

 I know it’s a bit obvious, but I think it’s worth restating, it’s damn cold; so cold that an unlimited supply of wool blankets and crackling fireplaces won’t eradicate the persistent, internal chill. During these trying times, I find myself reaching for liquid comfort when the mercury dips below zero, preferably from a fortified or rich red wine. The Alentejo, Dão and Bairrada are fantastic regions...

In the News: Once Again, Portuguese Wine Makes an International Splash!

written by Ryan Opaz | 30th January 2015

It feels like it happened overnight – the world woke up to Portugal’s prowess in the wine world. Around the globe, wine lovers are recognizing Portugal as more than Port wine to include a vast and variant palette of still wines that range from vibrant and elegant to rustic and robust. Beneath the groundswell of enthusiasm, smart wine makers and wine regions are...
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