Archive for the Tag 'José Fonseca'

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The History of Amphoras in Winemaking, As Seen in Alentejo, Portugal

As I’ve earlier written, To Understand Portuguese Wines, One Must First Understand the People. This continues to be my mantra, most especially after having spent 10 days in Portugal with Delfim Costa, when he was working with Enoforum Wines. In world history, Portugal was invaded by the Romans (like the rest of Europe). When they […]

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Adega Coop de Borba in the Alentejo Region of Portugal

Another day in the life with Enoforum Wines as my host, while enjoying The Wines of Portugal. Winemaker Óscar Gato of Adega Coop de Borba is based in the town of Borba, a municipality of the Évora District, in Portugal. As I’ve written earlier this week, to understand the people and their culture helps to […]

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Carmim Winery in the Alentejo Region of Portugal

This is a beginning of a series of wineries in the Alentejo region in Portugal. I was based in the amazingly charming and very historic town of Évora. Enoforum Wines was my host, while I was introduced to the Wines of Portugal. At some point, I’d love to return to explore the spectacular beauty of […]

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The Wines of Portugal ~ First You Must Understand its Culture and People

In order to understand the wines of Portugal, first you must understand its culture. My friend Delfim Costa sent this book to me from Portugal. I was so touched with his unexpected generosity, that it became a New Year’s resolution to learn more about Portugal. The book The First Global Village, How Portugal Changed 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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Importers Are the World’s Modern-Day Explorers ~ Value Vines Travels to Portugal: Part I

This blog posting is dedicated to Sally, who asked last week, “After talking with everyone I really want to import wine from Europe… how do I get started?“ To all the Sallys out there… this is why I recommended that you first begin working with someone who knows the ropes; because after a trip like […]