Category Archives: Wine & Travel

ESPORÃO, 40 YEARS, DO ALENTEJO

Beautiful sunset & cellar dining event. Wrong (aussie) language choice, though. My favourite wines of the evening:

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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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MEININGER’S INTEL TO HK WINE BUSINESS

I am addressing all Portuguese wine producers who want to sell in Hong Kong.  The most recent issue of Wine Business International, a Meininger Group Magazine, reveals the leading names

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WORDPRESS BUG or FRUITY SANGRIA JUG ?

The first is True: After a long period of unintentional absence due to a software WORDPRESS bug impeachment I restart my daily blog report and I FEEL ALIVE ! The second is also True: I have finished Summer Holidays with … 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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THE HIGHEST WINE AWARDS IN PORTUGAL

High altitude wines of Beira Interior had their awards ceremony last evening at Belmonte Castle. Here are the results:

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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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W Spots 2013: Top#10 Best Sidewalk Wine Restaurants in the Inner North Portugal

Recently arrived from Québec, where I represented Portugal in the largest North American wine competition –Selections Mondiales des Vins Canada – I share with you the experience of wine service. Instead of students from schools of hospitality and tourism, sommeliers … Continuar a ler

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WINE SHOPPING IN QUÉBEC

For those of you (window shopping wine snobs included) who didn´t have the chance of visiting one of the 400 SAQ Wine & Spirits Shops, I share some photos. Wouldn’t you like to see your wine on these shelves? You … Continuar a ler

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