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.
Posts about Portuguese Wine
    • #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!

    … Portuguese Wines Take #1, #3 and #4 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100! If you read this blog you know there has been a lot of Portuguese wine reviewed of late. Since Fred Thurber introduced us to some of the incredible values you can find from that region we’ve been on an expedition of Portuguese wine drinking. We haven’t loved all of them, but we…

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  • Portuguese Recipe: Caldo Verde Soup

    …, also known as penicillin, but rather the hearty green, consisting of exotic words like: kale, cabbage, spinach and broccoli. On cold winter days, I’m prone to crave an enormous bowl of Caldo Verde, chock full of kale, potatoes, garlic and a massive chunk of chouriço. Portuguese chouriço is generally made with pork, fat, wine, paprika, garlic…

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  • Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

    … of delicious local food, including: fresh seafood, oranges, figs, almonds and carob. For those of you unfamiliar with carob (alfarroba), it’s the dark and mysterious looking seed pod that comes from the alfarrobeira (carob tree). It also happens to be source of several sumptuous and earthy desserts in Portugal! Portugal is one of the top producers…

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  • 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…

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  • 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

    … tangy lemon-drenched melon flavors up front with some salty mineral flavors hitting the mid-palate and carrying into the finish. And that finish is exceptionally long. While there’s no fizz, it still has a pleasant mouth feel. But most importantly, it’s just yummy. Wine: Deu La Deu Alvarinho Variety: Alvarinho Vintage: 2011 Alcohol: 13% Rating: 90…

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

    … Editor’s note: ‘Portuguese Meals Anyone Can Make’ will be part of a series of recipes centered on Portuguese canned seafood. We offer up tasty meals that are simple to make and easy on the pocketbook. When suddenly canned seafood became trendy in Portugal, I couldn’t help but have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand: I was thrilled…

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  • Budget Wine: Charamba Red Wine Douro Portugal 2011

    … acidity and sandy tannins that leave on overall rustic impression. Portuguese wines from the Douro tend to be very flavorful but dry and rugged with no concession to softness or sweetness. This is typical of that style and at a great price, a terrific everyday wine made from a blend of Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca and other grapes that are also used to make port. Score: 86 Price: $10 Alc: 14% Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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  • 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

    … dishes. Arroz doce also uses Carolino rice to craft a deliciously sweet, creamy dessert, as do several stews such as: arroz de marisco (shellfish rice), arroz de tamboril (monkfish rice), arroz de coelho (rabbit rice), and plenty of side dishes like arroz de grelos, arroz de tomate (tomato rice), arroz de feijão (tomato rice with beans) and simple…

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

    … is certainly an established viticultural area, which is referenced in 27 CFR and was also provided in the record. The important distinction here is that the Board looked for reference to NVVA with a particular emphasis on the Association’s current activities. Id. Further, Wine Vision’s answer did not provide any admissions which would establish NVVA’s…

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

    … this site to build a fortified castle. Inside the Silves Castle © Spaswinefood Dining in Silves After our visit to the Silves Castle we had lunch at Marisqueira Casa Velha, which specializes in Portuguese cuisine. We selected a sparkling wine from their wine display for lunch. Wine Display at Marisqueira Casa Velha © SpaswinefoodIt is always fun…

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