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Latest entries about Alentejo

Beyond the Tagus Part III: High in the Alto Alentejo

written by Catherine Fisher | 13th January 2016

Welcome to the final installment of Beyond the Tagus! In our first piece, I introduced the fascinating, eclectic region of Évora. We then headed south to the Baixo Alentejo for Part II , and will now conclude in the north with the stunning Alto Alentejo. Mind you, this story doesn’t kick off with a gushing adoration for the region, as it played a coy apprentice to a...

Beyond the Tagus Part II: Gastronomic Baixo Alentejo

written by Catherine Fisher | 4th January 2016

Just before the Holidays, I kicked off our three-part series on Portugal’s Alentejo region, with a trip to Évora. For the foodies and wine lovers among you, not to mention history buffs, this should not be missed! Today, however, we’ll be heading to the southernmost region, Baixo Alentejo, for a trip that’ll inspire the laid-back, country-living foodie in you!  Our story...
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Beyond the Tagus River: In and Around Évora – Part I

written by Catherine Fisher | 3rd December 2015

I’m writing, between sips of my morning bica, from a tiny coffee shop in the sleepy Lisbon neighborhood of Lapa. I look up from my computer screen and the Tagus River opens before me. Today the river is brooding and dark, swept up by strong winds. The water is choppy. I find freedom in Portugal’s 300 annual days of...

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...

Portuguese Meals Anyone Can Make: Octopus Salad with Black Eyed Peas

written by Sonia Nolasco | 13th October 2014

When suddenly canned seafood became trendy in Portugal, I couldn’t help but have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand: I was thrilled for the producers and its supporters as well as proud of the industry’s ability to reinvent itself. But on the other: I thought, duh only now? And, will it last? I had a similar reaction...

Value wine: I do not think it means what you think it means.

written by Ryan Opaz | 14th May 2013

I was at a tasting a few days ago in Porto where the presenter pointed out at the beginning of their talk that they wanted to focus on “value wines”. However, he then continued by saying that, with regret, while that was the goal, he just couldn’t bring himself to do it. He felt that he needed to show...
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