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Interesting Red Wine Developments at Quevedo – A Step Up

By Rune Gustavsen When my wife Emmy and I participated in the 2016 FTLOP Port Harvest Tour 2, we visited Quevedo. After having tasted many different Port wines, we all received a surprise during dinner at Quevedo’s quinta near São João da Pesqueira. Oscar Quevedo presented a new bottling of red wine: 2014 Quevedo Grande [...]

By | 2017-08-13T23:01:18+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Roys Blog|0 Comments

Ana Almeida

FTLOP is proud to introduce you to Ana Almeida.   Here is Ana’s story: 1. Please share some information about your life and how you wound up working in the Port and Douro wine trade and at what age? I grew up in the smallest AOC in Portugal, Carcavelos, in Lisbon’s suburbs where fortified wine [...]

By | 2017-05-17T22:16:08+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Port Personalities|Tags: , |0 Comments

Musing about Madeira: Colheita

A quick aside, Colheita Madeira unlike Colheita Port (the latter of which requires 7 years in wood) but with Madeira, Colheita rules have required a minimum of six years in neutral cask, since the category was created in the early-mid-1990s. In the new regulations passed in 2015, that was changed to where Colheita Madeira now [...]

By | 2017-05-17T22:20:27+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Madeira, Roys Blog|Tags: |1 Comment

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 | 2017-05-17T22:23:32+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Roys Blog|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Highlights from AEVP’s Visit to Seattle – October 2016

Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle WA, Oct 25, 2016 Article by Glenn Elliott © December 2016 The Association of Port Wine Companies - AEVP - is a private non-profit organization that was established in January, 1975, with headquarters in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Its main purpose is to represent and protect the interests of its [...]

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 | 2017-05-18T00:09:11+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Categories: Five Regions Tour, Guest Corner Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2015 FTLOP Port Harvest Tour

  Part 1 - From Porto to the Douro Article and photos by Stewart Todd (c) August 2016 The wheels touched down on a Saturday morning at Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport, better known as Porto International Airport. I watched out the window of the plane as we taxied up to the terminal, which was originally [...]

By | 2017-05-17T22:59:41+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Categories: Guest Corner Articles, Harvest Tour|Tags: , , |0 Comments