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Tag Archives: Portugal

100+ Varietals and Counting!

By now, everyone knows that I’m a sucker for an unknown varietal. Give me a wine with a grape whose name I’ve never heard of and I’m a happy man. Be it a Schiopettino from Italy or a Nergamoll from the Canaries, until I’ve tried it, I won’t be satisfied! […]

Bodega Profile – José Sousa

On my recent trip to the Alentejo, as I was driving through the small town of Reguengos on my way to José Sousa’s, it occurred to me that the city wasn’t surrounded by an enormous stone wall, or even a castle for that matter – a major abnormality in Portugal. […]

Grape Profile – Alicante Bouschet

Common Names: Alicante Bouschet (Portugal) Garnacha Tintorera (Spain) – Dark juiced hybrid grape that can produce deep dark wines, with spice, rich fruit and a gentle earthiness. Trivia fact number one: Most red grapes have white juice! This is best illustrated by the fact that most wines from Champagne are […]

Vinho Verde from Afros

I like to point out that we are not the only lone soldiers who are writing about Spanish and Portuguese wines. Andy over at Spittoon recently posted a couple of notes on some Vinho Verde samples he received. I think it’s worth checking out! Read about Spittoon’s tastings of Vinho […]

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. 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 […]