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W & J Graham’s 1890 Port Lodge

Graham’s Visiting A Legend of the Port Trade Symington Family Estates Earlier this year, I made my first wine-related work trip to Portugal and third overall.  I had the chance to check out the newly renovated Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim in... (more...)

The Genius of Soalheiro

Quinta do Soalheiro Melgaço, Portugal February 2017 On a sunny and cool spring-like day in the middle of the winter, we headed to the northernmost reaches of Portugal to the Minho River which forms the border with Spain in Melgaço.  Looking around... (more...)

Cartuxa: Our First Wine Estate in the Alentejo Region of Portugal

Cartuxa Alentejo: Evora, Portugal “Cartuxa: The Charitable Wine Company” Herdade Cartuxa in Evora, Alentejo As we drove south from the Douro Valley we made our way on a highway that wound through the hilly northern... (more...)

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Porto, Portugal August 31, 2013 LBV tank at Taylor’s Port Lodge. Taylor Fladgate Yeatman, more commonly known as “Taylor Fladgate” or “Taylor’s” has a long and storied history of being... (more...)