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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    • Coravin – The only gift for wine geeks this holiday season

      I’m not a fan of wine gadgets, I never felt I needed them. Despite this, we had invited Greg Lambrecht from Coravin, the high tech company which was regarded as the hottest thing on the market, to speak at sponsor our event, the DWCC, because of his potential to disrupt the wine industry. Yet, I felt that however good it might be, it wasn’t actually relevant or interesting to me, personally.

      Ryan Opaz/ Catavino- 7 readers -
    • Recipe: Bolo Rainha

      If you’ve ever visited the Midwest during the Holidays, you’ve most likely tried Fruitcake – also known as: door stop, bookend, ubiquitous item for all Ikea hacks, or simply, disgusting. We can safely say that this is not only the most dense and undesirable cake ever to grace a Holiday meal, but the most dangerous, as you’ll most likely crack a few teeth in process.

      Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 1 readers -
    • Four Vinho Verdes Not To Miss!

      I love Vinho Verde, so I jumped at a recent chance to taste four wines that were new to me. If you aren’t already a fan of this northwestern Portuguese wine, you should be. Vinho Verde is light & refreshing with citrus and nice acidity, sometimes with a hint of fizziness due to malolactic fermentation.

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  • Quinta de la Rosa

    …. Quinta de la Rosa Estate Red 2011 DuRosa White. $16. This is a nice, light white wine from a high-altitude vineyard in the Douro. Quinta de la Rosa also has a line of Ports wines, some in a handy small (500ml) bottles. I have only had a sip of these wines. Hopefully I can get a few bottles, try them out with my tasting group, and give you…

    Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer- 2 readers -
  • The Shackles of Fame or The Truth About Port

    … centuries, the fortified Port wine we know today arose because of war between England and France in the 16th century and associated embargos the English placed on French wine. In search of new sources of bulk wine imports, English merchants found themselves in Portugal, buying grapes from the Douro Valley and fortifying them with brandy…

    Just Grapes- 1 readers -
  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 17 Nov 2014

    … layers. RATED – “A”. Brian The “Timeless” Winer A classic Bordeaux blend. Hints of clove, black currants and sandalwood (of all things). Not harsh and velvet smooth on the tongue. Elizabeth The “Hippy” Winer From the Mosel valley in Germany comes this wonderful wine. With the holidays coming, one might think of antipasto, cheese trays while…

    Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail- 3 readers -
  • Portuguese Wines Take #1, #3 and #4 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100!

    … price #3: 2011 Chryseia Douro from Prats & Symington – $55 release price #4: 2011 Quinta do Vale Meao Vinho Tinto – $76 release price Now, I have never really loved dry wines made from Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca. That has changed with our recent foray back into Portuguese wines, but most of those have had other grapes, like Tinta…

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  • Portuguese Recipe: Caldo Verde Soup

    … Ever notice how eating green cuisine automatically makes you feel healthy? There’s something psychologically and emotionally satisfying about it, where your body convinces itself that you’ve done the equivalent to fasting for a week, while abstaining from all stimulants and depressants. Mind you, we’re not talking the medicinal version of green…

    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

    … list. Alongside the slab of medium rare meat were perfectly roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Salsa Verde. The reds enjoyed with the second course were: 2012 Periquita Original, 2012 Periquita Reserva, 2011 Domingos, 2012 Domini, and a 2011 Domini Plus. My two favorites paired with the sirloin were the 2012 Periquita Reserva and the 2011 Domini Plus…

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

    … that drama for another day, let’s take a look at what we have before us today. Here they are: Pavao Vinho Verde – this is the wine Sarmento’s Imports sold over 23,000 cases of last year. It’s crisp, with some nice fruit and a slight effervescence. Acidity cleans the palate and the wine is refreshing. It’s very drinkable, and it’s $3.99. Thus the reason…

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  • Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Autumn Rain

    … I’ll admit, there are times I desperately wish to transport myself back to Barcelona, to the autumn sun, to the calm beaches, to the lazy outdoor terraces. And it’s not because Barcelona is any better or worse than Porto, it’s because it’s simply…dry. Come autumn, Porto turns into the wicked stepchild, throwing her blustery wind and sharp rain…

    Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 1 readers -
  • 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…

    Sonia Nolasco/ Catavino- 4 readers -
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