Archive for the Tag 'Touriga Nacional'


daring pairings ~ Evan Goldstein’s new book is one of vinous adventure

I haven’t read Evan Goldstein’s first book, Perfect Pairings, and now I know that I’m missing a great book in my library. I’ll have to remedy that. Why? Because I’ve just finished Evan’s latest book daring pairings, published by UC Press, and now only imagine the great wine and food recommendations that I’ve yet to […]


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 ~ […]


Portuguese Wine Regions

This map is borrowed from the Winesworld, The Amateur wine Guide website. For me and what I’m trying to do (understand all that I can about Portuguese wines) there’s no easier map to follow. Portugal, like all other wine grape growing countries, had distinct regions. While Port and Madeira are the most recognized styles associated […]


Learning Portuguese Varieties ~ Enoforum Delivered Fresh Wines from Alentejo Portugal

As a wine publicist, there’s nothing more refreshing or exciting than beginning to learn about a new client. Research comes before development in any story telling process, and that’s the journey right now. Take that process away from anything else I’ve learned in my 16+ year repertoire, and it means that as much as I […]