Douro

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de la Sierra in Soria Province across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto.
Posts about Douro
    • A trio of Douro Whites from Quinta da Romaneira

      Published by Simon All of these are just 12% alcohol, not what you expect from a warm region. And very tasty they are too… Sino da Romaneira White 2013, Douro, Portugal (~£18 contact Liberty Wines) Tangy, crunchy style, ripe pear is the thing you notice first (a bit like in Bordeaux Sauvignon), then some crisp ripe apple, with all the flavours pepped up by a herby character ...

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  • Augmenter la diversité plutôt que le panier moyen

    Au cours des dernières années, un des indicateurs que la SAQ a utilisé pour quantifier sa performance est le panier moyen, c’est-à-dire la facture moyenne pour un client pour une seule visite à la SAQ. Au cours des dernières années, celui-ci a augmenté régulièrement, passant de 41$ en 2010 à 46,19$ en 2014.

    Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien- 1 readers -
  • Altano Organic Douro Red 2012, a brilliant bargain

    … This is a brilliant bargain! It’s a grown-up, proper Douro red for less than a tenner. The Symingtons are the largest organic farmer in the Douro with 126 hectares of organic vines (clearly, there is some way to go in a region with around 36 000 hectares – the chief problem is weed control on terraces, which is really hard to do mechanically…

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  • Douro: Diversité et Assemblages

    … Sur la scène vinicole, lorsqu’on évoque le Portugal la première chose qui vient en tête est le fameux Porto. La renommée de la région repose en grande partie sur ce vin fortifié. Au Québec (du moins), ce qui attire le plus l’attention depuis quelques années est la qualité et le bon rapport qualité-prix des vins provenant de la vallée du Douro…

    Julien Marchand/ Chez Julien- 3 readers -
  • 2011 Quinta do Crasto Vinhas Velhas Portuguese wines from the...

    … 2011 Quinta do Crasto Vinhas Velhas Portuguese wines from the Douro make me smile. Lovely nose of black cherries, cinnamon, dried cranberries, figs, and sweet dates. Black and red cherries on the palate with lots of figs, baking spices, wood, and earth. Very nice! 4/5 bones $$$ Touriga Nacional and other Portuguese red blend varietals 14.5% abv Douro, PORTUGAL …

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  • Changes in the Douro

    … You are going to be, (or have already have been) hearing a lot about red wines from the Douro region in Portugal. This was traditionally the home of Port, but savvy producers are off-setting the declining market for Port by converting some of their energies to the production of red table wines. Often resulting in reds with the type…

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Two Affordable Red Wines from AXA Millesimes

    … in Paulillac, Suduiraut (First growth) in Sauternes and Petit-Village in Pomerol; the distinguished Domaine de L’Arlot in Burgundy; Disznóko in Hungary, producer of top-notch Tokaj; and Quinto do Noval, one of the oldest — dating back to 1715 — and most prestigious Port properties in the Douro Valley. Man and woman cannot, however, live by expensive…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 1 readers -
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  • Pre- and post-run wines from last weekend at Pichon

    … Medoc marathon winner Philippe Remond Château Suduiraut 2006 Sauternes, Bordeaux, France This is sensational. Honeyed crystalline fruits with caramel richness and some toast. Complex smoky apricots with orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and white pepper spiciness. Complex and complete. 95/100 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003 Douro, Portugal Quite…

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  • A Day in the Douro with Quinta dos Murcas in Photos

    … Photos from Visiting the Douro with Quinta Dos Murcas After two days in Alentejo we drove to the Cima Corgo region of the Douro to spend a day with Assobio, and Quinta Dos Murcas. Vineyard manager, Margarida Figuerieda brought us to the top of the vineyard in the back of a small pickup truck to see the first vertical vineyard planted…

    Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews- 4 readers -
  • Taylor made Port

    … and no dis to guest chamberlain Stephen Marentette of Sylvestre Wines and Spirits, it was the 1863 and 1964 that took our collective breath away. “Time is an asterisk.” Taylor Fladgate 10 Year-Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal (121749, $34.95, WineAlign) Taylor’s 10, composed from no less than six Touriga and Tinta grapes (aged an average of 10…

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 4 readers -