Portugal (UK /ˈpɔːtʃʊɡl/; US /ˈpɔrtʃʉɡəl/; Portuguese: Portugal [puɾtuˈɣaɫ]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa), is a unitary semi-presidential republic. It is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Aside from continental Portugal, the Portuguese Republic holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, which are autonomous regions of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose name derives from Latin Portus and Celtic Cale.
Posts about Portugal
  • Daily Wine News: Raw Revolution

    … through several wines that set the bar for what Portugal can do. Meanwhile, in the Mercury News, Laurie Daniel discovers that Portugal is producing “a wave of good-quality table wines made from a dizzying array of grapes.” Andrew Jefford names some of his favorite Chardonnays out of South Africa. In Palate Press, Mary Cressler is impressed…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • The dirty dozen: a “not-to-be-taken-seriously” Port primer

    … 1. Simply put, Port is fermented then fortified grape juice, which always tastes better when this dessert wine comes from Portugal. 2. Shockingly, the grapes used for Port production grow on grapevines usually planted on very steep slopes in schistous soil that appears more like a rock quarry than a vineyard. 3. Well-aged Port is able…

    Roy Hersh/ For The Love Of Port- 2 readers -
  • Portuguese Squash and Root Vegetables: Pure Comfort Food

    …. In Portugal, the leaves don’t always take on that warm hue, or even acquire that nip in the air, but that rich smell of squash or tubers roasting in the oven is well known here. While outside it may not look like fall, the varieties of abóbora (pumpkin or butternut squash), especially the winter ones more than make up for it with their own bright…

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  • Adeus, Ocean Spray

    … Why cranberries and ruby Port are the new Thanksgiving tradition. I’ve been an unabashed lover of Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce my entire life. I love the stuff. My family all knew they needed to have it on hand for me at Thanksgiving, even long after they’d all moved on to homemade cranberry recipes. Once, in college, braggadocio about…

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  • Six exquisite wines this week including a stunning, inexpensive Champagne

    …), Portugal (£17.99, Morrisons reduced to £13.99, until 4 January). The term Crusted on a bottle of port refers to the fact that it hasn’t been filtered and the sediment has remained in the bottle, forming a ‘crust’, which brings added power and intensity to the wine. You need to decant this wine off its crust and you are left with a monumental, regal, prune and dark chocolate flavour. …

    Matthew Jukesin Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Alan Kerr’s Vintage’s November 22nd Release Notes

    … palate with pleasing black raspberry, currant and juicy acidity. Find this wine 392316 QUINTA DA ROMANEIRA TOURIGA NACIONAL/SYRAH 2010 Regional Duriense, Portugal $29.95 Dark wood and inky aromas, good dark fruit, plum, blackberry and notes of dried morel. A little chunky on the palate, but great flavours of plum and cherry accentuated with mineral…

    Alan Kerr/ Gang of Pour On Wine- 1 readers -
  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 17 Nov 2014

    … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: American Red NV Type: Red Vineyard: Les Bourgeois Vineyards Buy local Collector’s Series American Red NV: A lighter bodied…

    Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail- 3 readers -
  • Portuguese Recipe: Pumpkin Preserve

    … Ever notice how the holidays strips your cabinets empty of quick nibbles? It’s the cuisine no one talks about. The cuisine that’s absolutely required when family and friends are streaming in from all corners of the planet. “Honey, Aunt Gertrude is stopping by, can you please grab a bottle of red a few nibbles? Just a little something we can enjoy…

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  • A Knight Of The Brotherhood Of Port Wine

    … "Port is the oil of good conversation." --Adrian Bridge When was the last time you enjoyed a glass of Port? Port, which is also known as Vinho do Porto, Porto and Vinho Generoso, is basically a fortified wine produced in the Douro region of Portugal. It is a wine of diversity, depth, and deliciousness, one which many Americans don't properly…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
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