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Catavino’s Port Wine Lodges Map

BUY CATAVINO’S PORT LODGE MAP! Over a decade ago, Ryan and I travelled to Portugal with a passionate desire to explore its culture and its wines. Having started in Lisbon, lapping up an “exotic” new perspective, we headed north to one of the most picturesque cities in the the world, Porto. With its multifaceted […]

Hotel Profile: The Yeatman, Oporto, Portugal

One look at the stunning decanter-shaped swimming pool (named one of the “12 Head-Turning Infinity Pools” by Condé Nast Traveler), is the first clue that the Yeatman hotel in Oporto, Portugal, is quite partial to wine! The Yeatman, a Relais & Chateaux member, is the country’s first luxury Wine & […]

Port: Vintage 1827, by Raymond R. Rath

What follows is part two in my telling of the story of Villar d’Allen. If you have not read part 1, please do so now. This story was originally published in 1981 by my Grandfather, retelling his experience opening a Quinta do Noval 1827. I have included footnotes to clarify some points, […]

Wine Tourism in Sherry Country and a Lesson from Portugal

Two weeks ago, after a very relaxing holiday in Galicia, we chose to make our way home to Jerez via Portugal, stopping off for two nights in Oporto on the way. I’ve been to where they make Madeira, I live where they make sherry but I had never been to […]

A Book Review of “Port and the Douro” by Richard Mayson

I did it! I finished the second edition of Richard Mayson’s book, “Port and the Douro”, which has proven to be a comprehensive, clearly written reference book on one of my favorite fortified wines: port! When I originally proposed this book, I heard several readers share their interest in reading […]