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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...)

Esporao: The Gentle Ecological & Viticultural Giant

Esporao   Reguengos de Monsaraz Alentejo, Portugal   Vineyards and the estuary at Herdade Esporao      Our last appointment of the day was deep in the far southeastern section of the Alentejo region at the enormous Herdade Esporao. We were... (more...)

Quinta Vale Dona Maria & Lemos Van Zeller

A Drive Through The Torto River Valley  Douro Valley  Portugal   Arriving at the front gate of Quinta Vale D. Maria As we rode the twisting and winding road through the Torto River Valley to our next Quinta, the narrow and mostly guard... (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...)