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The IDVP’s Seal of Guarantee

The history and significance of the selo de garantia, or "Seal of Guarantee" on every bottle of Port and Douro DOC wine.

By | August 16th, 2016|History|0 Comments

American Wine Journalist Inducted Into Prestigious Madeira Wine Brotherhood

240 Years Later, Madeira Celebrates America’s Independence Again by Honoring US Madeira Wine Experts Immediately after declaring their independence from Great Britain in July of 1776, the members of the Continental Congress toasted each other with glasses of Madeira. The fortified wine, produced on the [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|Featured, Roys Blog|0 Comments

Wine & Dine with Quevedo and Friends

Life has a strange way of making us put things into perspective. Who would imagine I would be writing this post over the Atlantic Ocean, on another flight to San Francisco? I certainly wouldn´t, if you had asked me one year ago. And yet, here [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|Featured, Roys Blog|3 Comments

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

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American Wine Journalist Inducted Into Prestigious Madeira Wine Brotherhood

July 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

240 Years Later, Madeira Celebrates America’s Independence Again by Honoring US Madeira Wine Experts Immediately [...]

Wine & Dine with Quevedo and Friends

June 3rd, 2016|3 Comments

Life has a strange way of making us put things into perspective. Who would imagine [...]

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 [...]

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Oscar Quevedo
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James Suckling
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Joao Nicolau de Almeida
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George Sandeman
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Dan Carbon
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Dirk Niepoort
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Richard Mayson
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