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!

    … 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

    …! Might feel rebellious but the flavor should go beautifully. Enjoy! Portuguese Recipe: Caldo Verde Soup Author: Gabriella Opaz Recipe type: Soup Cuisine: Portuguese Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Print Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 large onion, chopped 8…

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  • 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…

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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…

    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

    … pepper Red wine vinegar Extra virgin olive oil Fresh parsley Fresh black pepper Coarse salt Instructions Mince the onion. Chop the bell pepper. Set aside. Run the beans through cold water, drain, and add to a large bowl. Drain the vegetable oil from the canned octopus and add to the bowl with the beans. Add the onion and bell pepper…

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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

    … 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

    … 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

    … 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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