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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
FTLOP asks the Port Trade, "Is it better to buy LBVs (Late Botled Vintage Ports) from declared or non-declared years?"
By Rune Gustavsen When my wife Emmy and I participated in the 2016 FTLOP Port [...]
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