Archive for the Tag 'English language'

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Variety versus varietal – Oh, this is so perfect

Variety versus varietal…I think I finally understand it all. This might even be the last time I bring this one up, ever again. The meme below, in this blog post, will just say it all for me, from now on. The Big Picture I’m sick to death of wine writers who are constantly defending the […]

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How many times have you heard “carboy?” Did you ever wonder about its derivative?

During harvest, this is a good word to know, if you don’t already know it. Carboy is a common term in winemaking. I’ve heard it now for about two decades, always wondering about the derivative. It’s usually talked about in wine cellars, and is a vessel used for a small fermentation. This is a clue […]

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Delia Viader, One of My Favorite Wine Characters

THE WOMAN: Citizens of the world are rare. They truly are the ones, who are the jewels in the crown of life. That’s not because they shine more brightly than the rest of us; it’s because there’s such humility attached to their auras as a result of their extensive travels, that the shining just becomes […]

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Living in Portugal, by Anne de Stoop

Anne de Stoop not only captures the heart and soul of these wine regions: Minho Douro Oporto Alentejo … But, she also writes about: where to stay where to eat markets to visit museums to explore gardens to experience where shopping is the most fun If ever there was a female author whose command of […]

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Can someone who can’t eat fish survive in Portugal for long?

FREE Tickets to Wine, Women & Shoes (just comment and click here for further details). Well, I did for 10 successful days, but it wasn’t always simple. This image was taken at Porto de Santa Maria, on Guincho Road. It’s located on the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lisbon. The freshness of the fish is what […]

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Giving a Shout Out to Wine Industry Philanthropy

[In the spirit of giving, this wonderful image didn’t cost me anything. When I need an image, and I’ve not be able to take it myself, I turn to professionals. I prefer to buy those images, rather than copying and pasting from the Internet. I don’t unwittingly want to steal someone else’s intellectual property, as […]

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BOOK: The First Global Village ~ How Portugal Changed the World, by Martin Page

Image via Wikipedia When a book arrives on one’s doorstep as a gift, it has not only come from the sender, but it’s also arrived from the universe as a token of change and an opportunity for expansive knowledge. This is what The First Global Village by Martin Page became for me. Before it arrived, […]