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António Agrellos: Maker of Treasures

  In Japan, the art of sword making is revered as a sacred art. So much so that the best swords ever made are considered national treasures and cannot leave national territory. One could argue that Port wine should be treated equally. However, depriving the [...]

By | April 10th, 2016|Featured, Roys Blog|0 Comments

João Nicolau de Almeida, the Man Who Reshaped the Douro

“You look typical Alencar! Fit for the drawing and for the statue!” Translated from “Os Maias”, by Eça de Queirós It was a cold and rainy morning, one of those that lend itself to introspection and to putting life into perspective. His smile, though, was [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Roys Blog|0 Comments

On Fish and Wine

Portugal has always been a country of fisherman and sailors. Being the westernmost country in Europe, and with an extensive coast, the sea has always been our companion. We have crossed oceans and time to unveil its secrets. We have had our skins darkened and [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Evening with Quinta Nova & Pedro Lemos

We all have our safe havens. In Porto, I have two safe havens for wine. One of them is Vinoteca, in the Ribeira, a fantastic wine cellar/tapas bar, which I will undoubtedly address in more detail in following posts. The other is Garrafeira Tio Pepe, [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|Featured|2 Comments

Porto, the Unconquered

“I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul” Invictus, by William Ernest Henley Invicta – the Unconquered. This is how Porto is known among the Portuguese. Carved in grayish granite, there it stands like a steep sloped stronghold guarding [...]

By | November 18th, 2015|Featured|0 Comments

Olympus, or a Nectar Named Madeira

Water everywhere. Around, over and within, it flows in an endless circle of rebirth. It is the very nature of the island of Madeira. It flows from the high mountains down to the sea, along streams and cascades, along the roads and valleys. But it [...]

By | October 8th, 2015|Featured, Madeira|0 Comments
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António Agrellos: Maker of Treasures

April 10th, 2016|0 Comments

  In Japan, the art of sword making is revered as a sacred art. So [...]

On Fish and Wine

January 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Portugal has always been a country of fisherman and sailors. Being the westernmost country in [...]

An Evening with Quinta Nova & Pedro Lemos

December 28th, 2015|2 Comments

We all have our safe havens. In Porto, I have two safe havens for wine. [...]

Porto, the Unconquered

November 18th, 2015|0 Comments

“I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul” Invictus, [...]

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