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Trás-os-Montes: The World that Lies Beyond

There is an old Portuguese saying that goes: “Para lá do Marão, mandam os que lá estão”, which can be translated into something like “Beyond the Marão, it is those who live there that are in charge”.  This saying reflects a hard truth about the Trás-os-Montes region. Situated beyond the Marão and Alvão mountains, and [...]

By | 2017-02-15T19:51:41+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Roys Blog|1 Comment

Correia’s Musings: Five Regions Tour 2016

Roy’s Note: We are grateful to be able to include the written work of Fernando Correia who joined our staff a year ago and has done a marvelous job in providing compelling content for our blog. In the middle of August, Fernando’s wife Sandra gave birth to their first child, a son, Eduardo and we [...]

By | 2016-11-18T10:23:04+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Categories: Five Regions Tour, Guest Corner Articles|0 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 rest of the world from its liquid splendor would be [...]

By | 2016-11-18T10:23:05+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Categories: 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 warm and welcoming. And could it be any different? For [...]

By | 2016-11-18T10:23:05+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Categories: 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 hardened by the sun and salt. We have fought and [...]

By | 2016-11-18T10:23:06+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Categories: 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, which over the years has become not only my regular [...]

By | 2016-11-18T10:23:06+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Categories: 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 the precious river Douro. To understand the city and its [...]

By | 2016-11-18T10:23:06+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: 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 also runs down in the “levadas”, water pathways built by [...]

By | 2016-11-18T10:23:07+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Categories: 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 will, unless the passing of years fills that gap with [...]

By | 2016-11-18T10:23:07+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Port|4 Comments