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°(O_O)° Green aliens in Portugal

In a previous life – but on the same planet, or just about – when I worked for a private bank in Geneva, I had a colleague who was from Portugal. 1,466 more words

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10 Things to Know about Rías Baixas (and one non-sequitur)

Every bottle of wine is an opportunity to learn something . . .

This is why I enjoy participating in #WineStudio, a live, 4-week long, wine tasting and education series that takes place each Tuesday evening from 9-10pm EST on Twitter. 760 more words


Footloose In The Douro, 14 - Tasting Vinho Verde With Anselmo Mendes

Anselmo Mendes began producing wine with Alvarinho grapes in 1998, in Monção and Melgaço in the Vinho Verde region close to the Galician border. Today he is one of the most celebrated winemakers of Portugal. 440 more words


Drinking the day away: Anselmo Mendes Tasting

My idea of Vinho Verde wine, prior to coming to Portugal and immersing myself in an enormous sea of stunningly delicious Vinho Verde wines, was that it was a rather simple fruity white wine that could be sipped on a hot summer’s day. 1,437 more words


Soalheiro Alvarinho 2013

“Portugal is able to produce white wines that are capable of matching and, in some places, exceeding their red peers” – Charles Metcalfe

Vinho Verde is not what it used to be. 302 more words


Muros Antigos Alvarinho 2013 - Vinho Verde

Hello my friends,

a few months ago I’ve tried a Vinho Verde from the same producer but made off different grapes. This time, I’ve decided to try one that makes use of one of the most popular grapes in Portugal for the white (green) wine….the Alvarinho grape. 246 more words

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