Archive for the Tag 'Tagus'

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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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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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Amphoras Place in the History of 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 today, to which I would add the word “history” to what must also be understood. I can now say this, most especially after having spent 10 days in Portugal last fall with Delfim Costa of […]

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Portugal ~ Hitting My Imagination’s Reset Button

Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win gifts this December: There is nothing like a new client coming into my business (Diaz Communications), especially since we’re a marketing and public relations company. This couldn’t be any better for reinvigorating my creative juices. I’m sure many other P.R. […]