Portuguese Wine

Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans. Portugal started to export its wines to Rome during the Roman Empire. Modern exports developed with trade to England after the Methuen Treaty in 1703. From this commerce a wide variety of wines started to be grown in Portugal. And, in 1758, one of the first wine-producing region of the world, the Região Demarcada do Douro was created under the orientation of Marquis of Pombal, in the Douro Valley.
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    • #winePW 6 Shepherds Pie Casserole with Barnard Griffin Syrah Port

      A soul satisfying casserole perfect for Thanksgiving potlucks and family dinners paired with a not too sweet dessert wine. Yum! This is the 6th Wine Pairing Weekend #winePW - Events are held on the second Saturday of the month at 8 am Pacific. Do you enjoy the interplay of good food and wine? Do you relish the challenge of finding a great wine pairing for your weekend meals? Th ...

      William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Winein Syrah- 4 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 dry red blend of 3 barrel aged varietals showcases .

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  • Portuguese Wines Take #1, #3 and #4 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100!

    … can say that about any region. We have found some of the best values you can imagine though, and are still scratching the surface. For the most part we’ve been drinking wine in the $5 to $15 range, which left us wondering exactly what the top end might be like, especially with the outrageous quality of the lower priced wines. Well, Wine Spectator…

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  • Portuguese Recipe: Caldo Verde Soup

    …, and salt, which not only makes your house smell incredible when cooking with it, but adds the perfect amount of flavor to balance the kale. Our suggestion: cook up a huge pot of this soup and break open a bottle of a full-bodied Portuguese white wine: these might include wines from the Alentejo, Douro and Tras-os-Montes. Otherwise, try a White Port…

    Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 1 readers -
  • Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

    … of carob worldwide, thanks to hot and dry southern portuguese climate. Requiring very little water to survive, the region is ideal to nurture these hearty trees. The alfarroba pod is a slow grower, taking about six – eight years to produce fruit, though planted cuttings from another mature tree may only take 3 – 4 years in ideal conditions…

    Andrea Smith/ Catavino- 2 readers -
  • Portuguese Wine & Pairings

    …. The rest of course paired beautifully, but those were two that won my heart. The dessert course however, stole the show. Domingos brought two dessert wines. One was the 2004 Moscatel de Setúbalus, which was bright and full of honey and ripe fruit. Paired with this: a Cheese Plate, Figs, and a Fresh Honeycomb, which was out of this world yum…

    Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City - 3 readers -
  • Even More Good Value Wines From Portugal

    … We’ve been reporting on our recent excursions into the Portuguese wine market, and have been uncovering some pretty screaming values along the way. You can read about our earlier experiences here and here. In this blog we’ll share three more wines that have stood out, and this time the reds actually include Touriga Nacional in the mix…

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  • Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Autumn Rain

    …? Check out: Sopa de Peixe (monk fish soup) and Sopa de Abobora (pumpkin soup). Inspiring Music Portuguese music is more than Fado, more than saudades. It’s filled with upbeat, soulful music that only few outside the country are aware of. It’s the type of music that will immediately move your hips, sway your body and put a warm inviting smile…

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  • Deu La Deu Alvarinho – Mesmerizing

    … Home Wine Regions Portuguese Wine Deu La Deu Alvarinho – Mesmerizing by Tim Lemke - Oct 14, 2014 I refuse to let go of summer! Despite things starting to get cool outside, I’m clinging to summer and my favorite summer wines — like Vinho Verde. I’ve reviewed quite a number of Vinho Verde wines over the past couple years and one thing…

    Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.com- 3 readers -
  • Portuguese Meals Anyone Can Make: Octopus Salad with Black Eyed Peas

    …. This challenge, trying to find quality canned Portuguese seafood in the U.S., brings us to my final beef with this trend—knowing that there are top Portuguese brands that I’m not getting my hands on over here! But beggars can’t be choosers, so the selection at Seabra’s will mostly have to do for now. I was satisfied with the octopus I purchased there…

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  • Budget Wine: Charamba Red Wine Douro Portugal 2011

    … The Aveleda family’s entry level wine. Very bright, fresh, red and black berries, smoke, and a hint of barnyard on the nose—enough complexity to keep you interested. But this is a Portuguese wine so there is a toughness to it even on the nose, a bit reserved. On the palate, very nice fruit and spice and medium body but with structure–high…

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts- 5 readers -
  • Graham’s Vintage Port 1983

    … Soon I will be off to Portugal for a sponsored press trip exploring Porto and the Douro Valley. Portugal is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world right now, so the trip should prove to be quite exciting. In anticipation of the trip, I opened a bottle from one of my favourite port producers, Graham’s. Graham’s is now part…

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  • Portugal’s Arroz Carolino: The Native Rice of Portuguese Gastronomy

    … When I moved to Portugal, I was dumbfounded by the amount of rice I consumed. Why? Because rice is absolutely everywhere! Not only that, the Portuguese are the largest consumers of rice in Europe, savoring 15 – 16 kilos per capita a year, compared with the 4 – 5 kilo European average. Unbeknown to many, Portugal cultivates two main varieties…

    Andrea Smith/ Catavino- 6 readers -
  • NOPA vs. Napa: A Wine Trademark Opposition

    … Recently, a Portuguese wine company, Wine Vision Lda. sought to register the mark “NOPA” in standard characters for “wines” through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Napa Valley Vintners Association (“NVVA”) filed a notice of opposition with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Napa Valley Vintners Association v. Wine Vision, Lda…

    Lindsey A. Zahn/ On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog- 4 readers -
  • Silves, an Algarve town rich in tradition, history and architecture

    … The historical town of Silves in Portugal's Algarve is the perfect day trip from the coast. It was a sunny December day when we left the coast for Silves in the Algarve interior. Rich in tradition, history and architecture Silves was so delightful to visit. The town of Silves is of great historical importance dating back to Palaeolithic times…

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