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Famous Bordeaux Wine Family Partners With Historic Port Family, Creating An Elegant Wine With A Unique Terroir

High-quality big, robust, non-fortified and fortified red wines are a big part of the Douro Valley’s wine legacy, yet in some spots, the Douro is capable of a delicate beauty and pure expression of place that is breathtaking considering the various aspects of its terroir. Continue reading

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Two Great Wine Estates That Are Part Of Portugal’s Wine History

In 1882, when Andrew James Symington first traveled from Scotland to Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, it would not only become a new adventurous chapter in his life but it would be the beginning of the legacy of … Continue reading

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Death by Madeira

Until I took the Diploma from the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) in 2009, I had never heard the word Madeira, let alone experienced its earthly pleasures. I was taking the fortified wine segment of the class, and although … Continue reading

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Southern Portugal’s Wines Will Not Allow History to Define Them

Two categories stick out when we think of wines from Portugal, Port and Vinho Verde. Funnily enough, these two styles of wines could not be more different. Port is a fortified sweet wine made from red grapes (there is a … Continue reading

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