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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

On My Love for Port

Memory has its own mysteries. Some things are clearly remembered, even if not particularly relevant. Others are shrouded in fog, so dense we cannot reach them, no matter how hard we try. I do not know when my love for Port blossomed, and perhaps never [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|Featured, Port|4 Comments

Reflections on Douro Wine and the 2004 Vintage

This my twentieth year since first visiting the Douro, has provided me pause for thought. While looking back on two decades of visits to Northern Portugal, I’ve taken time to consider all of the people that I have met in the Port and Douro wine [...]

By |August 30th, 2015|Douro DOC, Douro Weather, Featured|2 Comments
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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, [...]

Olympus, or a Nectar Named Madeira

October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Water everywhere. Around, over and within, it flows in an endless circle of rebirth. It [...]

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