Archive for the Tag 'Portuguese wine'

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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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Explorers of Portugal Reveal the True Passion Behind Their Wines

While in Portugal and the Alentejo wine grape growing region, I was a guest of Enoforum Wines. At the time, I received a well-rounded education from my friend Delfim Costa. From the beginning of our friendship, Delfim has taught me that to understand Portuguese wines it’s most important to first understand the people of Portugal. […]

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The Explorers of Portugal Reveal the True Passion Behind Their Wines

While in Portugal and the Alentejo wine grape growing region, I was a guest of Enoforum Wines. At the time, I received a well-rounded education from my friend Delfim Costa. From the beginning of our friendship, Delfim has taught me that to understand Portuguese wines it’s most important to first understand the people of Portugal. […]

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The Importing and Selling of Portuguese Wines ~ Who’s Doing It and Why?

I’m fascinated by the following facts, presented at the ViniPortugal wine tasting seminar by Evan Goldstein MS. Portugal is the seventh largest exporter to the US Their exports to us are growing at a staggering 34.7 percent in the last year Their red wine exports to the US are up to 126.4 percent in the […]

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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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From Alentejo with Love: Understanding the Viticutural Area

Image via Wikipedia Two comments from people reading From Alentejo with Love: Climate, Soils, and Trellising, inspired a bit more sharing of that region. While that one story took care of climate, etc., I knew – when I was writing it – that I was leaving out a huge part… Their viticultural regions and how […]

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From Alentejo with Love: Climate, Soils, and Trellising

The following are questions and answers from Delfim Costa of Enoforum Wines. Delfim and I first met at the first annual Wine Bloggers Conference, when I offered him a ride from the BBQ back to the hotel, as he had just missed the bus. As we talked, I realized that I had had communications with […]

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Instead of Wine, Women, and Song; How about Wine, Men and Song?

I’m thinking the title of “Wine, Women, and Song” must have emanated from a man somewhere at some point in time… The odds are in favor of it being created this way. If I’m wrong, I stand corrected. As a woman, I see “Wine, Men, and Song,” as a more interesting phenomena; maybe that’s because […]

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Portuguese Cultivars, The Quintessential List (Part 3)

As of June 19, 2010, this is the most comprehensive list to date.* Portuguese White Grape Varieties (Name ~ DOC Region) [A] Alicante Branco Algarve ~ Bucelas, Carcavelos Almafra Almenhaca Alvadurão Alvar Alvaraca ~ Douro Alvarelhão Branco Alvarinho ~ Monção, used for Vinho Verde (syn.. Cainho Branco) Antoã Vaz ~ Alentejo, Douro, Vidigueira Arinto ~ […]

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You won’t believe how many more Portuguese grape varieties I’ve found! (Part 2)

Image via Wikipedia First of all, I can’t believe how many of you were interested in the original blog posting about how many grape varieties there are in Portugal. Secondly, the re-tweeting of this one was immense. I’m totally surprised by the interest beyond my own. (Thanks!) Now, Part 2… The bottom line is that […]