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Os meus W amigos estrangeiros já começaram a felicitar-me pelo meu aniversário. A todos agradeço a vossa lembrança e o enorme carinho. Fico para sempre devedor. W Beijos e Abraços.  My W friends from abroad are already sending their congratulations on my … Continuar a ler

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2014: STOP WINE SNOBBERY

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2014: FIGHTING AGAINST POSTMODERN WINE SNOBBERY

Postmodern culture is our current dictatorship. Words such as freedom, somewhereness, humane, give way to wireless, blog, android. Reality shows and  starred opinion makers dictate that future will be the present only with more gadgets. Is Wine included on this … Continuar a ler

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BAIXEM (JÁ) O IVA DA RESTAURAÇÃO

O nosso Governo comete um erro ao transformar uma medida inteligente e necessária num cartaz eleitoralista: ficou claro que, mais perto das eleições, o IVA da restauração baixará para a taxa intermédia. O Ministério das Finanças teve o mérito de … Continuar a ler

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PORTUGUESE WINE UNKNOWN TO UN

Portuguese wine is all about culture, handcraft, human art and love, respect and good sense. Smiley Ake Sellstrom and uneffective Ban Ki-moon desperately need to know all about Portuguese wine. Something worth laughing and exhibiting about Syria? Shame on you … Continuar a ler

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PORT FOR (WINE SNOB) DUMMIES

I hate Wine Snobs. They focus exclusively on packaging, on labeling. About Port they know Taylor’s, Graham’s, Fonseca, Dow’s, maybe they know David Guimaraens and the Symington boys. But they don’t know the basics. With the same grapes the Port … Continuar a ler

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WHY GERMANS ARE LENDERS AND PORTUGUESE ARE BORROWERS

If you are lucky enough to be a Portuguese citizen you surely have experienced shortage of something, if only the country’s extension.  We may say that Portuguese are, therefore, potential borrowers. A Portuguese average vine grower does his shopping at … Continuar a ler

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100 REASONS TO AVOID WINE SNOBBERY

100 posts later my worst feelings regarding wine snobs are in their highest peak. Those despising label drinkers and window shoppers should be jailed in a burgundian clos shaped detention facility; this welcoming and seller-like ambiance would be extremely easy … Continuar a ler

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PORTUGAL’S MINISTER OF FINANCE: W MEMORIAM

The work of late italian economic historian Carlo Cipolla comes to my mind in neighbouring Provence between lovely rosé wine and Cézanne’s Aixquise footprints. Amongst other relevant publications, the Portuguese Government should adopt as mandatory reading reference “The Fundamental Laws … Continuar a ler

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REVISITING WINE SNOBBERY

I hate Wine Snobs. But I have to admit that a paramount truth about wine is strongly related to snobbery: Man is the only animal on earth  who drinks without being thirsty…

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