Vintage Port

    Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

    …, cookies, tarts, brownies and bread. When you compare the nutritional makeup of Alfarroba powder to cocoa powder, Alfarroba is not only lower in fat, but higher in natural sugars. Therefore, a little bit of Alfarroba goes a long way in sweetening desserts! It’s also a good sources of calcium, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins A and B…

    2 readers - By Catavino

    How Sweet It Is! Port for the People.

    … be terribly expensive - cheap-o versions are akin to cough syrup, so what to do? Easy, try Graham’s Six Grapes. Graham’s has been a Port player since 1820 and since most vintage Port is pricy, they crafted this everyday sweetie, which frankly does the job admirably. With candied cherry and raspberry, nutmeg and clove, and a nice little acidity, this is one…

    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