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WBW #38 – Portuguese Table Wines Wrap-Up!!!

Whew! You’d think we ran a marathon with the amount of sweat and tears we’ve put into Wine Blog Wednesday #38: Portuguese Table Wine, but the effort was completely worth it. WBW was a complete success directly as a result of your participation with us at Catavino! So thank you. We also thank Lenn for placing us on the long list of distinguished WBW hosts!

Our basic instructions asked you to find a Portuguese Table Wine that wasn’t Madeira or Port – essentially, avoiding anything sticky and sweet. Beyond that, we challenged you to explore wines that weren’t from the Vinho Verde region or from the Douro.

Overall, it appears as if Portugal was a huge hit as a quality wine region, influencing many of you to conduct further research into specific regions, grapes and wineries. However, the majority also found our WBW theme quite challenging, not only because Portuguese wine outside of the Douro or Vinho Verde are hard to come by (hence, why we included the PDF), but also because Portuguese wine in general has had little coverage outside of…well…Portugal. Consequently, I can only hope that Importers are listening, because as proven by this months theme, there is an untapped market just waiting to be discovered!

From the beginning, we’ve been eluding to a surprise in our wrap-up, something different and unexpected. We’ve designed a MAP! With a few notable exceptions, we’ve included a map with markers on all the wineries you’ve written about. Our goal is simple, we want to give you a visual representation as to the diversity and complexity of Portuguese wine. Thus, please take the time to browse the map and see if you can’t find a wine that might peak your interest. After you’re finished exploring, we also have a list of all the participants (bonus regions first! ;)) with links to their articles. We hope you enjoy this non-conventional look at WBW and the region we chose.

MAP OF ALL WINERIES COVERED
To be honest, we tend to scan WBW wrap-ups simply because the content is overly condensed. Reading about 30+ wines without any contextual clues such as location doesn’t necessarily create meaning for us; whereby blurring it into a mass puddle of thematic wines reviews. That is why we wanted to create a meaningful dialog with each wine reviewed. Since you took the time and effort to find it, the least we could do is put it into a format that’s educational.

Our map allows you to find submissions based on the winery’s location! Additionally, because each pin is coded by region, you can receive a general understanding as to where both regions and wines are located. So instead of saying, “Jane at Blog X gave us a great recommendation for wine from the Ribatejo”, you can read a cross-section of tasting notes from that region!

A few caveats before you begin exploring. Remember that when you come across a huge conglomerate like Sogrape, although I did my best to find the general location for each label, I typically fell short and relied on the address provided. Therefore, you may find several pins of different regions in one area, signifying the location of their main headquarters.

Second, as much as I would have liked to put all of Alder’s wines on the map, there was just no feasible way. He’s a Portuguese tasting fool with the amount of fabulous wine suggestions he’s provided for us – a few dozen to be exact! So rather than having you bounce all over the map, I’m suggesting you go straight to Vinography for some fun ideas on other Portuguese wines you might want to explore.

Third, I only included the bare essentials for each pin, such as the producer, name of the wine, vintage and tasting note. However, every pin is linked to the original blog post, so please don’t hesitate to jump over to their site for more information!

Lastly, a new social tasting note site has recently been launched right here on the Iberian Peninsula called, Adegga. Considering we fit the bill of being an Iberian wine company, it’s appropriate that we support this three man crew; so we’ve asked Adegga to place a link on the bottom of each pin. Click on the link and you’ll be directed back to the wine on their site where you can enter a tasting note. The clincher is that Adegga is still in Beta, which means that in order for you to register and support them, you will need an invitation. Fortunately, we have copious amounts of them just waiting to be solicited for. Just drop us an email – Both our first names will work in conjuction with Catavino.net

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Key to Regional Pins

Alentejo = Blue Tear
Bairrada = Purple Tear
Beira = Green Tear
Dao = Magenta Tear
Douro = Light Blue Tear
Estremadura = Red Tear
Vinho Verde = Green Pin
Terras do Sado = Yellow Pin
Ribatejo = Magenta Pin
Palmeda = Light Blue Pin

SUBMISSIONS BASED ON REGION

Alentejo
Bobb Gregg: Quinta da Pinheira Tinto 2003
Cheap Wine Ratings: Vinha Do Monte 2001
Purple Liquid: Periquita Classico 2001 by José Maria da Fonseca
Recently Consumed: Quinto do Carmo Vinho Regional 2000
Rouge and Blanc: Monte das Ânforas Tinto 2006
Vinomadic: Don Martinho 1992, Don Martinho 1991, Quinta do Carmo 1996
Corkheads: Herdade Outeiro de Esquila, Dignitas Reserva 2003
Celebrate-Wine: Cortes de Cima 2001
Delong Wine: JP Ramos Trincadeira 2005
Strumerika: Eugenio Fundacao de Almeida Cartuxa Evora Alentejo 1999

Bairrada
Vino da Burde: Adega Cooperativa de Cantanhede, Marquis de Marialva Reserva 2001
Wine Scamp: Ramos Pinto, Marques de Borba 2005

Beira
Best Drink Ever: Joao Pato Touriga Nacional 2005
Rouge and Blanc: Pedra do Urso 2003
Troy Fitrell: Castelo Rodrigo Touriga Nacional 2004 by Adega Cooperativa de Figueira Castelo Rodrigo

Dao
Cheap Wine Ratings: Grão Vasco 2004
Tales of a Sommelier: Quinta dos Roques Reserva 1999
Lenndevour: Casa de Santar Dao Reserva 1999
Recently Consumed: Escanção Vinho Tinto Reserva 2001
Doktor Weingolb: Quinta do Roques Reserva 2003
Winecaste: Quinta dos Grilos Vinho Tinto 2004
Second Leaf: Sogrape Duque de Viseu Tinto 2001
Serge the Concierge: Quinta dos Carvalhais, Duque de Viseu Tinto 2002
Spittoon: Quinta dos Carvalhais, Duque de Viseu Tinto 2002
Troy Fitrell: Adega Mayor Touriga Nacional 2005
Algarve Buzz: Outono de Santar 2003
Patti and Cornell Anderson: Alvaro Castro 2004

Estremadura

Winecaste: DFJ Vinhos Grand’ Arte 2005
Wino-Sapien: Casa Santos Lima Quinta Das Setencostas
Troy Fitrell: Quinta da Cortezia Touriga Nacional 2004

Palmeda

Wanna Be A Wino: Casa Ermelinda Freitas, Quinta da Mimosa Red Wine 2002

Ribatejo
Vino da Burde: Quinta de Logoalva De Cima Reserva 2001

Terras do Sado
Domaine 547: So Touriga Nacional 2003
Recently Consumed: Quinta de Catralvos Lisa 2005
Wine Scamp: João Soares Messias Colheita 2005
Passionate Foodie: Domingos Soares Franco Coleccao Privada Touriga Nacional 2003

Douro
Good Wines Under 20: Adriano Ramos Pinto 2005
Recently Consumed: Dows Vale Do Bomfim Duoro Reserva 2004
Behind the Vines: Tonal 2005
Surf 4 Wine: Quinta do Infantado 2004
Fork and Bottle: Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines 2005
Pattie and Cornell Anderson: Altano 2004

Vinho Verde
Brooklyn Guy Loves Wine: Antonio Esteves Ferreira Alvarinho Soalheiro 2006
Vino da Burde: Vidigal 2006
Behind the Vines: Encostas Do Lima 2005
Delong Wine: Quinta de Cavela Colheita Seleccionada 2001
Smartsco: Quinta da Aveleda *more regional review than TN
Kathleen Lisson: Catarina Vinho Regional Terras Do Sado, a Vinho Branco 2005

Bloggers Who’ve Promised to Drink Portuguese Wine On Another Date (sometimes, there just isn’t enough time time to get to it!)
Wine Girl
Dr Vino
Huevos Con Vino

Running Stats (We say running because they still keep coming in :-)

Bloggers Participated = 34
Non-Bloggers Participated = 2
Wines Tasted = 62

We hope you enjoyed this month and please feel free to keep us informed of your future Iberian wine tastings!

Cheers,
Gabriella and Ryan

  • andrea gori

    fantastic round up and thanks for the map! Unvaluable!

  • André Ribeiri

    As a Portuguese I'm proud of this round up! Lots of people enjoying Portuguese wine around world make us feel good. As an Adegga.com founder I would like to thank Ryan and Gabriella for helping us with the WBW #38 wine list. Here at Adegga we decided to put up a special <a href="tag ” target=”_blank”>http://www.adegga.com/tag/wbw38“>tag page for the WBW38 edition and hopefully more people will discover Wine Blogging Wednesday and of course Adegga. Cheers, André

  • André Ribeiri

    As a Portuguese I'm proud of this round up! Lots of people enjoying Portuguese wine around world make us feel good. As an Adegga.com founder I would like to thank Ryan and Gabriella for helping us with the WBW #38 wine list. Here at Adegga we decided to put up a special <a href="tag ” target=”_blank”>http://www.adegga.com/tag/wbw38“>tag page for the WBW38 edition and hopefully more people will discover Wine Blogging Wednesday and of course Adegga. Cheers, André

  • André Ribeiri

    As a Portuguese I'm proud of this round up! Lots of people enjoying Portuguese wine around world make us feel good. As an Adegga.com founder I would like to thank Ryan and Gabriella for helping us with the WBW #38 wine list. Here at Adegga we decided to put up a special <a href="tag ” target=”_blank”>http://www.adegga.com/tag/wbw38“>tag page for the WBW38 edition and hopefully more people will discover Wine Blogging Wednesday and of course Adegga. Cheers, André

  • André Ribeiri

    As a Portuguese I'm proud of this round up! Lots of people enjoying Portuguese wine around world make us feel good. As an Adegga.com founder I would like to thank Ryan and Gabriella for helping us with the WBW #38 wine list. Here at Adegga we decided to put up a special <a href="tag ” target=”_blank”>http://www.adegga.com/tag/wbw38“>tag page for the WBW38 edition and hopefully more people will discover Wine Blogging Wednesday and of course Adegga. Cheers, André

  • Eddie Correia

    As another Portuguese blogger, I'm extremely proud to see wine lovers from around the world enjoying Portuguese wine. I believe Portugal is a hidden treasure to the rest of the world. We've been slow in marketing our goodies, but the tide is changing now, thanks to the new breed of entrepreneurs that are coming out of Portugal, like the crew from Adegga.com. And on a different note – the wine I reviewed Outono de Santar 2003 should link to the following page <a href="<a href="http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-fall-season-56http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-…/>”><a href="http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wi…” target=”_blank”>http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-… Eddie

  • Eddie Correia

    As another Portuguese blogger, I'm extremely proud to see wine lovers from around the world enjoying Portuguese wine. I believe Portugal is a hidden treasure to the rest of the world. We've been slow in marketing our goodies, but the tide is changing now, thanks to the new breed of entrepreneurs that are coming out of Portugal, like the crew from Adegga.com. And on a different note – the wine I reviewed Outono de Santar 2003 should link to the following page <a href="<a href="http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-fall-season-56http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-…/>”><a href="http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wi…” target=”_blank”>http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-… Eddie

  • Eddie Correia

    As another Portuguese blogger, I'm extremely proud to see wine lovers from around the world enjoying Portuguese wine. I believe Portugal is a hidden treasure to the rest of the world. We've been slow in marketing our goodies, but the tide is changing now, thanks to the new breed of entrepreneurs that are coming out of Portugal, like the crew from Adegga.com. And on a different note – the wine I reviewed Outono de Santar 2003 should link to the following page <a href="<a href="http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-fall-season-56http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-…/>”><a href="http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wi…” target=”_blank”>http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-… Eddie

  • Eddie Correia

    As another Portuguese blogger, I'm extremely proud to see wine lovers from around the world enjoying Portuguese wine. I believe Portugal is a hidden treasure to the rest of the world. We've been slow in marketing our goodies, but the tide is changing now, thanks to the new breed of entrepreneurs that are coming out of Portugal, like the crew from Adegga.com. And on a different note – the wine I reviewed Outono de Santar 2003 should link to the following page <a href="<a href="http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-fall-season-56http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-…/>”><a href="http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wi…” target=”_blank”>http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-… Eddie

  • Gabriella

    Eddie, welcome aboard and know that your link has been officially fixed! We are also very excited by the fabulous feedback we've been receiving and hope to keep it flowing well into the future!

  • http://www.adegga.com André Ribeirinho

    As a Portuguese I’m proud of this round up! Lots of people enjoying Portuguese wine around world make us feel good.

    As an Adegga.com founder I would like to thank Ryan and Gabriella for helping us with the WBW #38 wine list. Here at Adegga we decided to put up a special tag page for the WBW38 edition and hopefully more people will discover Wine Blogging Wednesday and of course Adegga.

    Cheers,
    André

  • Andrew

    A superb round-up and get use of the google map. Must have taken you hours to compile everything! The theme is also one I think we should return too soon.

  • Erika Strum

    Very cool map! Thanks for giving us something a little extra this month. It looks like it certainly required a lot of work.

  • andrea gori

    fantastic round up and thanks for the map!
    Unvaluable!

  • Bob Gregg

    Outstanding mash-up map, guys! That's very nice, and really helps understand the breadth of what was covered. What a great idea!

  • http://www.catavino.net Gabriella

    Eddie, welcome aboard and know that your link has been officially fixed! We are also very excited by the fabulous feedback we’ve been receiving and hope to keep it flowing well into the future!

  • http://www.spittoon.biz Andrew

    A superb round-up and get use of the google map. Must have taken you hours to compile everything!

    The theme is also one I think we should return too soon.

  • http://www.StrumErika.com Erika Strum

    Very cool map! Thanks for giving us something a little extra this month. It looks like it certainly required a lot of work.

  • Bob Gregg

    Outstanding mash-up map, guys! That’s very nice, and really helps understand the breadth of what was covered. What a great idea!

  • Eddie Correia

    As another Portuguese blogger, I’m extremely proud to see wine lovers from around the world enjoying Portuguese wine. I believe Portugal is a hidden treasure to the rest of the world. We’ve been slow in marketing our goodies, but the tide is changing now, thanks to the new breed of entrepreneurs that are coming out of Portugal, like the crew from Adegga.com.

    And on a different note – the wine I reviewed Outono de Santar 2003 should link to the following page http://www.algarvebuzz.com/portuguese-wine-vinho-fall-season-56

    Eddie

  • Sonadora

    Love the map, thanks for the great round-up!!

  • http://wannabewino.blogspot.com Sonadora

    Love the map, thanks for the great round-up!!

  • Alder

    Great work R&amp;G! Thanks for hosting

  • Ryan

    Thanks everyone! Most of the credit goes to Gabriella for picking out the addresses from obscure and confusing flash websites! Hope people can use the map to learn more! Cheers to all

  • http://www.vinography.com Alder

    Great work R&G! Thanks for hosting

  • http://www.catavino.net Ryan

    Thanks everyone! Most of the credit goes to Gabriella for picking out the addresses from obscure and confusing flash websites! Hope people can use the map to learn more! Cheers to all

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  • David J Rodriguez

    Gracias de nuevo– you guys have raised the bar– visual aids are way cool and help give both participants &amp; audience a great sense of context, &amp; potential impact! A no-brainer, in retrospect, but it took your two very focused brains to come up with the one practical app that brought multiple pertinent factors together economically &amp; aesthetiacally– did I thank you yet??

  • http://vinomadic.blogspot.com David J Rodriguez

    Gracias de nuevo– you guys have raised the bar– visual aids
    are way cool and help give both participants & audience a great sense of context, & potential impact! A no-brainer, in retrospect, but it took your two very focused brains to come up with the one practical app that brought multiple pertinent factors together
    economically & aesthetiacally– did I thank you yet??

  • Mariëlla

    I am way too late; I had the date wrong from the beginning. But I tasted two wines, one from the Alentejo (Dignitas Reserva 2001; a Dignitas 2003 is mentioned by another blogger) and one from the Douro: Johnny Graham's Meio Queijo, made especially for the Dutch market. So for those of you who want to still read more on Portuguese table wines: see <a href="http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-late-wine…“><a href="http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-…” target=”_blank”>http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-late-wine

  • Mariëlla

    I am way too late; I had the date wrong from the beginning. But I tasted two wines, one from the Alentejo (Dignitas Reserva 2001; a Dignitas 2003 is mentioned by another blogger) and one from the Douro: Johnny Graham's Meio Queijo, made especially for the Dutch market. So for those of you who want to still read more on Portuguese table wines: see <a href="http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-late-wine…“><a href="http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-…” target=”_blank”>http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-late-wine

  • Mariëlla

    I am way too late; I had the date wrong from the beginning. But I tasted two wines, one from the Alentejo (Dignitas Reserva 2001; a Dignitas 2003 is mentioned by another blogger) and one from the Douro: Johnny Graham's Meio Queijo, made especially for the Dutch market. So for those of you who want to still read more on Portuguese table wines: see <a href="http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-late-wine…“><a href="http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-…” target=”_blank”>http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-late-wine

  • Mariëlla

    I am way too late; I had the date wrong from the beginning. But I tasted two wines, one from the Alentejo (Dignitas Reserva 2001; a Dignitas 2003 is mentioned by another blogger) and one from the Douro: Johnny Graham's Meio Queijo, made especially for the Dutch market. So for those of you who want to still read more on Portuguese table wines: see <a href="http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-late-wine…“><a href="http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-…” target=”_blank”>http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-late-wine

  • http://www.wijnkronieken.nl Mariëlla

    I am way too late; I had the date wrong from the beginning. But I tasted two wines, one from the Alentejo (Dignitas Reserva 2001; a Dignitas 2003 is mentioned by another blogger) and one from the Douro: Johnny Graham’s Meio Queijo, made especially for the Dutch market. So for those of you who want to still read more on Portuguese table wines: see http://wijnlog.blogspot.com/2007/10/too-late-wine-blogging-wednesday38.html

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  • Mike Potashnik

    I just ran across your Portuguese table wine tasting and would like to congratulate you on your terrific summary. Reading your summary I was so disappointed I didn't know about your Portuguese tastings earlier as I have extensive experience tasting Portuguese wines. In fact my co-publisher and I have written two reports for our subscribers on more than 200 Portuguese table wines. Our first report was in January 2006 as is called "Red Table Wines of Portugal" and the second in June 2007 entitled " Red Wines of Portugal: The Douro Boys and Barca Velha" We have also conducted monthly tastings of red and white Portuguese wines since then and reported on those as well on <a href="http://www.i-winereview.com “>http://www.i-winereview.com Since we missed the opportunity to participate I would be happy to provide an online complimentary copy of both reports to all the bloggers who are interested. They can either write me for the copies or I would be happy to post them on your site, if that is feasible and permissible. Thanks for your work on Portuguese wines. It is an exciting region filled with wonderful wines that are still below the radar screen of most wine enthusiasts!!

  • Mike Potashnik

    I just ran across your Portuguese table wine tasting and would like to congratulate you on your terrific summary. Reading your summary I was so disappointed I didn't know about your Portuguese tastings earlier as I have extensive experience tasting Portuguese wines. In fact my co-publisher and I have written two reports for our subscribers on more than 200 Portuguese table wines. Our first report was in January 2006 as is called "Red Table Wines of Portugal" and the second in June 2007 entitled " Red Wines of Portugal: The Douro Boys and Barca Velha" We have also conducted monthly tastings of red and white Portuguese wines since then and reported on those as well on <a href="http://www.i-winereview.com “>http://www.i-winereview.com Since we missed the opportunity to participate I would be happy to provide an online complimentary copy of both reports to all the bloggers who are interested. They can either write me for the copies or I would be happy to post them on your site, if that is feasible and permissible. Thanks for your work on Portuguese wines. It is an exciting region filled with wonderful wines that are still below the radar screen of most wine enthusiasts!!

  • Mike Potashnik

    I just ran across your Portuguese table wine tasting and would like to congratulate you on your terrific summary. Reading your summary I was so disappointed I didn't know about your Portuguese tastings earlier as I have extensive experience tasting Portuguese wines. In fact my co-publisher and I have written two reports for our subscribers on more than 200 Portuguese table wines. Our first report was in January 2006 as is called "Red Table Wines of Portugal" and the second in June 2007 entitled " Red Wines of Portugal: The Douro Boys and Barca Velha" We have also conducted monthly tastings of red and white Portuguese wines since then and reported on those as well on <a href="http://www.i-winereview.com “>http://www.i-winereview.com Since we missed the opportunity to participate I would be happy to provide an online complimentary copy of both reports to all the bloggers who are interested. They can either write me for the copies or I would be happy to post them on your site, if that is feasible and permissible. Thanks for your work on Portuguese wines. It is an exciting region filled with wonderful wines that are still below the radar screen of most wine enthusiasts!!

  • Mike Potashnik

    I just ran across your Portuguese table wine tasting and would like to congratulate you on your terrific summary. Reading your summary I was so disappointed I didn't know about your Portuguese tastings earlier as I have extensive experience tasting Portuguese wines. In fact my co-publisher and I have written two reports for our subscribers on more than 200 Portuguese table wines. Our first report was in January 2006 as is called "Red Table Wines of Portugal" and the second in June 2007 entitled " Red Wines of Portugal: The Douro Boys and Barca Velha" We have also conducted monthly tastings of red and white Portuguese wines since then and reported on those as well on <a href="http://www.i-winereview.com “>http://www.i-winereview.com Since we missed the opportunity to participate I would be happy to provide an online complimentary copy of both reports to all the bloggers who are interested. They can either write me for the copies or I would be happy to post them on your site, if that is feasible and permissible. Thanks for your work on Portuguese wines. It is an exciting region filled with wonderful wines that are still below the radar screen of most wine enthusiasts!!

  • http://www.i-winereview.com Mike Potashnik

    I just ran across your Portuguese table wine tasting and would like to congratulate you on your terrific summary. Reading your summary I was so disappointed I didn’t know about your Portuguese tastings earlier as I have extensive experience tasting Portuguese wines. In fact my co-publisher and I have written two reports for our subscribers on more than 200 Portuguese table wines. Our first report was in January 2006 as is called “Red Table Wines of Portugal” and the second in June 2007 entitled ” Red Wines of Portugal: The Douro Boys and Barca Velha” We have also conducted monthly tastings of red and white Portuguese wines since then and reported on those as well on http://www.i-winereview.com

    Since we missed the opportunity to participate I would be happy to provide an online complimentary copy of both reports to all the bloggers who are interested. They can either write me for the copies or I would be happy to post them on your site, if that is feasible and permissible.

    Thanks for your work on Portuguese wines. It is an exciting region filled with wonderful wines that are still below the radar screen of most wine enthusiasts!!

  • Gabriella

    Mike, Thank you for your thoughtful comments. We honestly wanted to create a new format, something that would go beyond a simple summary to allow a little creative exploration. Please know, however, that although you could not participate, we are always open to additional thoughts and comments on the topic. Your offer to give bloggers your report is very appreciative and will, I'm sure, offer another perspective as to the variety and quality of Portuguese table wine. Thanks!

  • http://www.catavino.net Gabriella

    Mike,

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. We honestly wanted to create a new format, something that would go beyond a simple summary to allow a little creative exploration. Please know, however, that although you could not participate, we are always open to additional thoughts and comments on the topic. Your offer to give bloggers your report is very appreciative and will, I’m sure, offer another perspective as to the variety and quality of Portuguese table wine. Thanks!

  • andreea

    This is a great round up. We were fortunate enough to discover an incredible range of Portuguese wines at a tasting in Lisbon (pure luck!) and were star struck. Wonderful wines at very decent prices. Unfortunately there is only that much you can carry back by plane (to Belgium that is) And I fully agree that Portuguese wines could benefit from promotion outside Portugal. Perhaps an idea for their current EU presidency? :)

  • http://www.onfoodandwine.com andreea

    This is a great round up. We were fortunate enough to discover an incredible range of Portuguese wines at a tasting in Lisbon (pure luck!) and were star struck. Wonderful wines at very decent prices. Unfortunately there is only that much you can carry back by plane (to Belgium that is)
    And I fully agree that Portuguese wines could benefit from promotion outside Portugal. Perhaps an idea for their current EU presidency? :)

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  • Filipe Parmell

    My list of Portuguese wine: – Murganheira Espumante ( <a href="http://www.murganheira.com/) ” target=”_blank”>http://www.murganheira.com/) – Pera Manca (red and White) – Barca Velha (if you can get your hands in one of these you grab it hard!) – Quinta Nova -Grande Reserva 2005 – Tapada de Coelheiros Tinto – Dão PAPE 2002 – Quinta dos Carvalhais Único 2005 – Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte (Branco) 2007 – Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte (Tinto) 2005 – Preta 2005 (tinto from fita preta) ….

  • Filipe Parmell

    My list of Portuguese wine: – Murganheira Espumante ( <a href="http://www.murganheira.com/) ” target=”_blank”>http://www.murganheira.com/) – Pera Manca (red and White) – Barca Velha (if you can get your hands in one of these you grab it hard!) – Quinta Nova -Grande Reserva 2005 – Tapada de Coelheiros Tinto – Dão PAPE 2002 – Quinta dos Carvalhais Único 2005 – Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte (Branco) 2007 – Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte (Tinto) 2005 – Preta 2005 (tinto from fita preta) ….

  • Filipe Parmell

    My list of Portuguese wine: – Murganheira Espumante ( <a href="http://www.murganheira.com/) ” target=”_blank”>http://www.murganheira.com/) – Pera Manca (red and White) – Barca Velha (if you can get your hands in one of these you grab it hard!) – Quinta Nova -Grande Reserva 2005 – Tapada de Coelheiros Tinto – Dão PAPE 2002 – Quinta dos Carvalhais Único 2005 – Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte (Branco) 2007 – Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte (Tinto) 2005 – Preta 2005 (tinto from fita preta) ….

  • Filipe Parmell

    My list of Portuguese wine: – Murganheira Espumante ( <a href="http://www.murganheira.com/) ” target=”_blank”>http://www.murganheira.com/) – Pera Manca (red and White) – Barca Velha (if you can get your hands in one of these you grab it hard!) – Quinta Nova -Grande Reserva 2005 – Tapada de Coelheiros Tinto – Dão PAPE 2002 – Quinta dos Carvalhais Único 2005 – Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte (Branco) 2007 – Herdade do Peso Vinha do Monte (Tinto) 2005 – Preta 2005 (tinto from fita preta) ….