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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 of rice: Agulha and Carolino.

    6 readers - By Catavino

    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.

    4 readers - By Just Grapes

      Portuguese Wine & Pairings

      Somm In The City - - 3 readers - Portuguese Wine & Pairings The wines of Portugal are fantastic and still very underrated in the “wine drinking” world today. Of course, this excludes Somm’s and Wine Professionals, but the general consumer (you lovely readers) don’t get to try as many, or don’t think to try as many of these wonderful wines.

      Deu La Deu Alvarinho – Mesmerizing

      CheapWineRatings.com - - 3 readers - 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 that tends to be typical with them is a light frizzante bubble.

      Budget Wine: Charamba Red Wine Douro Portugal 2011

      Edible Arts - - 3 readers - 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 acidity and sandy tannins t ...

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      Portuguese Wine & Pairings

      …Portuguese Wine & Pairings The wines of Portugal are fantastic and still very underrated in the “wine drinking” world today. Of course, this excludes Somm’s and Wine Professionals, but the general consumer (you lovely readers) don’t get to try as many, or don’t think to try as many of these wonderful wines. Recently I was dining with Domingos…

      3 readers - By Sara Lehman/ Somm In The City

      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, something I…

      3 readers - By Red Wine Please!

      Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Autumn Rain

      … 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 on your face…

      1 readers - By Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino

      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 that tends…

      3 readers - By Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.com

      Portuguese Meals Anyone Can Make: Octopus Salad with Black Eyed Peas

      …: Salad Cuisine: Portuguese Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins Print Easy Portuguese fish recipe that will ease you into autumn while still feeling warm under the summer sun! Ingredients 2 cans of octopus in oil 2 cans of black eyed peas ½ white onion (or whatever onion you have lying around) ½ yellow or red bell pepper Red wine vinegar Extra virgin…

      1 readers - By Sonia Nolasco/ Catavino

      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 acidity…

      3 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      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…

      4 readers - By Just Grapes

      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…

      6 readers - By Catavino

      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…

      4 readers - By Lindsey A. Zahn/ On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

      Linha 22: Enjoy Portuguese Wine, Cheese and Fado while touring Porto

      … Porto, especially when serenaded with live Fado music – an incredibly risky venture if the singer isn’t damn good, but I’m happy to report that she was. The tour runs approximately two and half hours and costs 25 euros, allowing ample time to savour a white Douro wine and a Ruby Port paired with a Portuguese cheese, which were all fantastic! However…

      18 readers - By Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino

      Visiting a Port House: Ramos Pinto

      … certainly worth exploring. Founded by Adriano Ramos Pinto in 1880, Casa Ramos Pinto rapidly became noted, at the time, for its innovative and enterprising strategy. Associated with quality bottled wines, it began operating on the Brazilian market in the early 20th century and quickly became responsible for half of the wine exported to South America…

      1 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon

      Extreme Wine Event! Croft Downhill Longboard Race in Gaia

      …How fast are you willing to go for a glass of Port wine? 40km an hour for 20 year Tawny? 50km an hour for a 2011 Vintage? What about 100km an hour down the incredibly steep and windy streets of Vila Nova de Gaia on a longboard?!! Sure you’ve got a state of the art helmet, complete with a leather suit and slide gloves to aid in your “damn I’m sexy…

      13 readers - By Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino

      O Paparico: Top Portuguese Restaurant in Porto

      … which paired beautifully with the Wijion, Blanc de Noir, Espumante from Bairrada which we chose to start the meal. Yes, Portugal does produce insanely good sparkling wines! “Our mission is to try to push the Portuguese cuisine as far as we can, while retaining the authenticity and respect for our traditional gastronomy.” There have been a few…

      12 readers - By Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino

      Quinta do Portal Douro Portugal

      … of the single varietal wines shows a closed door. The labels on the blends an open door. Or maybe it’s the other way round. I’ve found a video on youtube (below) that shows the vineyards, restaurant, hotel, small wine museum and so on if you fancy visiting (it shows the old style wine labels and is in Portuguese with English subtitles. I think the décor…

      15 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon