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Old Portuguese Ox – A Stunning Gastronomic Experience!

written by Gabriella Opaz | 26th November 2015

Coming from the heartland of the USA, the city renowned for its stock yards and steaks, I’m no stranger to a thick slab of meat. Even as a professed vegetable lover, the aroma of chargrilled transports me back to Chicago where my father would serve up enormous grilled potatoes slathered in butter, a crisp garden fresh salad and, of course, the...

Spain’s Female Winemakers are the Stars of Today’s Spanish Wines

written by John Perry | 16th June 2015

Apart from his famous phrase “in vino veritas” / “In wine there is truth”, Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder (23 to 79 BC) wrote in his “Natural History” that a woman’s menstruation spoiled wine, turned crops unproductive and fields barren. This phrase gave way to a misconception that was upheld from antiquity well into the 20th century by many...
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The Undiscovered Foods of Portugal Tour

With the vast Atlantic to the west, crystalline rivers to the North, soaring mountains to the east: Porto is...

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Exploring the Culinary Treasures of Portugal

It is said that one should eat to live and not live to eat. But in Portugal, the line...

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Algarve Market Tour & Cooking Class

Although this southernmost region of Portugal has developed a reputation for its warm climate, beaches, golf, surfing and welcoming...

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Portugal Offers ‘Best Value’ in UK Supermarkets

written by Robert McIntosh | 19th December 2014

Of course we want the BEST wine. But let’s be honest, we don’t mean the ‘best’ like Magnus Carlsen is the Best Chess player in the World, or Noma is the Best Restaurant in the World. What we really mean is something more like: “I want the wine that will give me the most pleasure for the amount of...

Congratulations Portugal: You made ‘the list’ – Now what?

written by Ryan Opaz | 18th November 2014

The Downfall of Lists I hate lists!! Maybe because my “Todo” list is perpetually longer than my “Completed” list, which is never good; but every year, as winter approaches, various magazines, websites and media outlets assault us with “Top X” lists. Wine Spectator has long held the “list of all lists” for the wine world: The Top 100 Wines, which annually leads...

Madeira: The Multifunctional Dessert Wine

written by Sonia Nolasco | 30th April 2014

I’m a huge fan of just about anything that’s multifunctional. Collapsible dining tables – you complete me. Storage stools – you steal my heart. Ovenproof skillets – I have the hots for you. Sarongs you can wear as a skirt, a dress, a shawl – oh, I can hardly contain myself! When it comes to cooking with wine, Madeira,...

Friday Featured Photo: Port Ganache and Chocolate

written by Gabriella Opaz | 14th February 2014

Photographer: Eddie Correia Capture Date: February 14, 2008 Location: Algarve, Portugal About: Dark chocolate and port is pairing of temptation. Each brings a unique profile of rich, sultry notes that pull you under a spell of warm mysterious deliciousness. These are flavours requiring time and patience. Time to warm and melt across the palate. Patience to breathe in and feel their...
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