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Graham’s & Dow’s

The Symington Dynamic Duo Graham’s Port Lodge, Porto & Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim, Pinhao, Douro Valley In February I made my first wine-related work trip to Portugal and third overall. I had the chance to check out the newly renovated... (more...)

The Genius of Soalheiro

Quinta de Soalheiro Melgaço, Portugal Quinta de Soalheiro 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... (more...)

Bodega Contador

The Wines of Benjamin Romeo San Vicente, Rioja The “Big 3” from Bodega Contador, the famed and controversial San Vicente Rioja producer. Our first actual visit to a wine producer in Rioja was to Bodega Contador in the village of San Vicente... (more...)

Spain

An Overview of Spain Part II The vineyards of San Vicente in La Rioja, from the village top of San Vicente. As I wrote in my last article, some of the best producers in Spain have reached an inflection point in what they think Spanish wine should be. ... (more...)

Quinta do Crasto

  Quinta do Crasto Pinhao, Cima Corgo Douro Valley, Portugal   Quinta do Crasto estate hilltop Nestled in the heart of the Douro Valley, Quinta do Crasto sits high on the crest of a hilltop with beautiful terroir that overlooks the... (more...)

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman

  Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Porto, Portugal    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 one of the premier... (more...)

Discovering Portugal – An Overview

  Discovering Portugal  An Overview September 2013    Lisa & I standing above the Pintas vineyard overlooking one of the best site in the Douro Valley   Earlier this month we made our most recent trip to Europe. Our destination... (more...)