Vintage Port

    Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

    … of the health-food section in supermarkets, now sell a lot more of the healthy alfarroba cookies and biscuits, as well as the alfarroba flour/powder to make your own recipes, as it has shown it can even be used to control glycemic levels in diabetics. Even some brands of whole wheat bread use a touch of alfarroba flour. Portuguese chefs have also been…

    2 readers - By Catavino

    How Sweet It Is! Port for the People.

    … There’s an old saying that people talk dry but drink sweet – meaning they secretly drink sweet wines but are embarrassed to admit it. I love sweet wines and frankly there are some terrific versions out there; late harvest, Ports, fortified wines. My frustration with some winemakers is that they are adamantly opposed to sweet wines, believing…

    4 readers - By Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz

    Portugal: Lisboa wine focus

    …"Stretching out to the north and west of energetic Lisbon, this big wine-producing region, traditionally dominated by co-ops, used to be called Estremadura; renaming it 'Lisboa' seems logical (captain) thereby closely associating location and identity with the Portuguese capital... The most common varieties planted here are, for reds, Aragonez…

    5 readers - By Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing