Archive for the Tag 'Évora'

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Évora, oh Évora…

Anything, everything, all of the time… I left a chunk of my heart in the Alentejo. Just search on Alentejo, or Portugal, on my wine blog. Sadly, the second trip (media) that came as an opportunity, I had just booked another flight, and missed the boat (plane). But I was already committed. Someday, I will […]

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Do you ever wonder, “Why do imports seem to cost less than domestic wines?”

Here are some thoughts… Do you ever wonder, “Why do imports seem to cost less than domestic wines?” Each day I analyze who’s clicking onto my blog, from aggregated sources. I found my story, the one about Marlene Rossman, an extraordinary wine writing talent, coming through to be from BabyBoomerKnowledgeCenter.com. I re-read the story and […]

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Portugal’s wine world expresses their history through Manueline architecture

Just as California has European influences that express our history, so does Portugal’s wine world express its history through Manueline architecture. Everything about Portugal leads one back in time to whomever was the invader of that particular time… And many there were… each adding to the overall decadent character of their architecture. By the first […]

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Vini Portugal ~ Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein’s Seminar ~ Portuguese Wines

 About Evan Goldstein: Master Sommelier, Full Circle Wine Solutions, San Francisco, CA ~ President and Chief Education Officer… Evan is the author of Five Star Service: Your Guide to Hospitality Excellence (On Premise Communications Inc.) and the critically acclaimed Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food (University of California Press). […]

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Happy New Year to You!

May 2011 bring you great joy, abundant peace, lots a love, and fabulous wines! As Pink would say, “Raise Your Glass!” My New Year’s resolution? Smell more roses in 2011, with some of them being in the Alentejo region of Portugal. What’s yours?

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Why do imports seem to cost less than domestic wines? Answer is quite simple.

Because they do cost less. And below is the reason… Each day I analyze who is clicking onto my blog, from aggregated sources. I found my story about Marlene Rossman, an extraordinary wine writing talent, at BabyBoomerKnowledgeCenter.com. I noticed at the bottom of the story that there was a comment. I also knew, given the […]

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Importers Are the World’s Modern-Day Explorers ~ Value Vines Travels to Portugal: Part II

Continuing from yesterday’s Part I story of Adele Capela of Value Vines, with her colleagues Carl Camasta and Tony Verdoni, exploring Portugal as a new importer for Enoforum Wines. This blog posting is also dedicated to Sally (as it was yesterday), who asked last week, “After talking with everyone I really want to import wine […]

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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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Portugal’s Wine World Demonstrates Manueline Architecture, Which Expresses Their History

Everything about Portugal leads one back in time to whomever were the invaders of the time… And many there were… each creating to the overall decadent character of their architecture.  By the first few decades of the 1600s, a stylish kind of architecture evolved, and is today called Manueline, or Portuguese Late Gothic. This period is […]

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One of The Most Interesting Aspects of Portugal in the Alentejo Wine Grape Growing Region

The history of Portugal is richly fascinating, and even more amazing when you visit and see it firsthand. Being there allowed me to experience and touch its ancient past, while exploring the immensely popular and emerging wine region of the world today… the Alentejo. I’m not going to ask you to take only my word […]