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Day 8: Good Bye Lisbon, Hello Porto

After we ate breakfast, we packed our luggage and took a four hour bus ride from Lisbon to Porto. When we arrived at the Ipanema Park hotel in Porto, a few of us walked down to the beach. 175 more words


Day 11 - Private Wine Producer + River Cruise

Today we woke up early and boarded the bus to head to a small private producer of wine. The family owned business grew their own grapes and we were allowed to try a variety of fresh fruits and olive oil grown in the beautiful mountainous region.After the visit we re-boarded the bus to head to the river cruise. 74 more words


A View to a Grill

This is just a fun moment I thought I would share this holiday weekend.

I think it was Mother’s Day 2017, and my ever-artistic mother Ginny was visiting from Clearwater. 147 more words


Nederburg Boronne 2017

This is a Cabernet/ Shiraz blend from Stellenbosch South Africa.

On the nose

Black currants and plums with some spice notes.

The taste test

A little raisins and oak. 26 more words

Red Wine

REVIEW: "...But Not Too Bold" by L. M. Davenport

Review of L. M. Davenport, “…But Not Too Bold”, Luna Station Quarterly 29 (2017): Read online. Reviewed by Sara L. Uckelman.

This was an eminently peculiar story. 112 more words


Day 11 Visiting Quinta de Santa Eufemia (Parada do Obispo) and Douro river cruise. (Pinhao). May 25th 2019.

The group left the hotel at 8:30 AM and went to Parada do Obispo, a municipality of Lamego, two hours away from Oporto. Our goal was to visit a local, family and small port wine producer. 270 more words