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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 [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Five Regions Tour, Guest Corner Articles|0 Comments

How to Organize a Port Tasting Club

Article and photos by John Musnuff © August 2016   So you find yourself enjoying Port — maybe with a few friends, but feel uneducated. A Port Club can do a lot to acquaint you and it is not hard to form a tasting group [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Guest Corner Articles, Port Basics|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 [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Harvest Tour|0 Comments

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, Roys Blog|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

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American Wine Journalist Inducted Into Prestigious Madeira Wine Brotherhood

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António Agrellos: Maker of Treasures

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On Fish and Wine

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