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CELEBRATE PORTUGAL WITH PORTUGUESE WINE

Today is Portugal Day. Please take some time to celebrate our heritage, our culture, our unique crafted and natural landscapes, our beautiful people. Call your friends, spread the news, open a bottle of precious Portuguese Wine. We are small and rare but … Continuar a ler

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WHERE IS TERROIR? SOMEWHERE?

The French call it Terroir but the American Bill Ryan preferred to talk about “somewhereness” when referring to the elusive combination of micro-climate, soil and aspect that lifts one wine above another. To 12 makers of wine in Ontario, somewhereness … Continuar a ler

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LEARNING WITH PHILLY

I have lost my connecting flight to Toronto, from Philadelphia. I am a bit angry so maybe I will write nonsense. I am addressing directly the President Mr. Obama for the first time in my life: “Mr. President, thank you for … Continuar a ler

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MELGAÇO EQUALS ALVARINHO AND FIGHT TO CUT THE VAT

What a day! 100+ wines from the DO Dão tasted blind at Viseu,  matching the Dão Primeurs 2012. Will tell you more in coming posts. Then travel through Chaves, Verín (check the precious road photo of its castle), Ourense, arriving … Continuar a ler

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CONCURSO VINHOS DE PORTUGAL: REVISITING A FLOWERLESS GARDEN

The improved and more expensive than ever National Wine Competition, now called Concurso Vinhos de Portugal, ended last Friday. I was invited to judge and would have gladly accepted but, unfortunately, I had to decline due to my oral presentation … Continuar a ler

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PUTNA STOP TO WINE SNOBBERY

Living as French first growth (and Vintage Port) leeches, wine snobs would never consider to speak or even think about Slovak wines. One of the most interesting things about globetrotter Mondial de Bruxelles is to get to know local wines and … Continuar a ler

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WHAT DO INTERNATIONAL WINE BUYERS KNOW ABOUT PORTUGAL?

Alexandre Relvas Jr. from promising Herdade de S. Miguel in Alentejo, told me, on our way to Mondial Bruxelles, held this year in Bratislava, that he and his team are travelling big time in order to increase export market share. … Continuar a ler

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ICY vs CITRIC, A TRUE WINE CHALLENGE

From 15 to 17 May the 9th Alentejo Vine and Wine Symposium will take place in Évora. Neil Pendock and I have finished a wonderful & enriching 250+ blind tasting of supermarket available wines from Alentejo, retailing between 2 and 10 euros. Thanky you … Continuar a ler

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SAVE 300 EUROS !

Long time bewitched by English & American wine critics, ViniPortugal is communicating a new service on behalf of two ladies with huge commercial creativity and little knowledge of Portuguese wines (I am using any Portuguese young wine blogger as the … Continuar a ler

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