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Tag Archives: Portugal

Bodega Profile – Herdade de Esporão – Alentejo

Writing for this site has been an incredible learning experience. My job is to travel around the peninsula discovering wine unknown to you, and then go about convincing you that these Bodegas are worth learning about for yourself. This past week, while I was in the Alentejo, I continually felt as if I was discovering Bodegas new to the international wine market and of great importance to you.

Off to Portugal’s Alentejo Region I Go

Tonight I am off for the Alentejo region in Portugal. I’m planning to spend the next three days tasting wine and learning about the great tourism opportunities developing in this exciting region. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Alentejo region, it is located in the lower half […]

Quinta do Noval White Port

Ryan saw an interesting quote on a forum some time ago that read, “Port has two duties – to be red and drunk.” Fair enough, but we don’t believe that either “dry” nor “white” immediately come to the majority of people’s minds when they think of Port wine, and maybe […]

Spanish and Portuguese Schist!

What is Schist? To answer that question, I found a great article about [Schist, written by Bill Nesto, MW->http://www.beveragebusiness.com/bbcontent/art98/nesto1105.html]. Everything you could possibly want to know about this soil type can be explained in the previous article. However, I want to talk about Schist from the perspective of taste. A […]

We’re off!

Gabriella and I are just minutes from heading out the door to Norway for X-Mas. We get a 2 week vacation with our Norwegian relatives and we’re looking forward to it for sure. Don’t worry though, we’ll be posting from up there and keeping up to date. In fact we […]

Holiday Dessert Wines

With the holidays here, and time seemingly short, I thought I would rely on some old tasting notes. It’s pretty crazy around here, but I wanted to share with you one of my favorite holiday treats. It’s a classic, and not really a surprise, but this year I’ll give it […]

Vintage Port Tasting

Last week I had a chance to taste 18 young 2003 vintage port wines. Poor me, I know, I know, I shouldn’t complain, but this was not an easy task. Each one was deep dark and dense. Tannins and acids that stripped my tongue of feeling by the end of […]

Interview with Roy Hersh

It was about 3 years ago that I first started visiting the bulletin board over at erobertparker.com. At that time, I was just starting to fall in love with wine, and I found this forum to be a good place to ask questions that I couldn’t find answers to elsewhere. […]