Archive for the Tag 'Reguengos de Monsaraz'

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Being a wine publicist is like being a mother watching your children grow ~ Enoforum Wines experiences a growth spurt and I’m so delighted

Although my job with Enoforum Wines ended over a year ago, my relationship to them has remained. Once Enoforum found an importer, the next steps involved getting placements with wholesalers within each state. PR – sensibly – had to be put on a back burner. Without unlimited resources, which very few companies have these days, […]

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Top 10 Things I Learned in Portugal, Inspired by Wannabe Wino

Sonadora has returned from the Portuguese trip that she won from Enoforum Wines. I created it, conducted it, and then judged Sonadora to be the winner, based on her passion, dedication, and love of wine. She and I were supposed to go together, but she became ill just before we were scheduled to go, so […]

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Wine Grape Growing and Olive Grove Harvesting ~ Symbiosis in the Alentejo

The Old World, brought to me gratis of Enoforum Wines… My exposure to Portugal was a paradigm shift in so many ways. It helps that my DNA dates back to Europe, because it was a return to my roots, and recentered my origins. I’ve traced two forefathers to Scotland and England in the mid 1600s. […]

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Portugal, The Land of Azulejos ~ From Wine, to Floral, to Frescos ~ It’s All Historical

At the end of October this year, I traveled to Portugal as a guest of my wine client, Enoforum Wines. This was done so I could learn about their wines, their people, Portugal (as a wine making country), and the Alentejo (as a wine growing region). Having traveled there to study all of this, I […]

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Winemaker Óscar Gato ~ Adega Coop de Borba ~ Borba: Alentejo, Portugal

Another day in the life with Enoforum Wines as my host… 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 understand the wines. This small village has […]

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To Understand Portuguese Wines, One Must First Understand the People

Having spent 10 days in Portugal, as the guest of my client Enoforum Wines, my world of wine just became greatly expanded. It didn’t begin with the wine, though, it began with the people. In this coming week, I’m going to be exploring what I’ve just learned. It began the moment I was picked up […]

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Alentejo, a Wine Region of Exceptional Wines, That’s Growing by Leaps and Bounds

The historic town of Evora is a place that is wrapped in Roman history. This is an image of an aqueduct that was constructed by Romans, and today it is as sturdy as it was during the time of construction, when the Roman transported water from the north to this amazing town. This is the view from my […]