Roussillon week (2): VDN – not sure we get it…

Spectacular countryside – looking down towards Maury It is now nearly 30 years since I discovered the full delights of Vin Doux Naturel when in June 1990 I made my first visit to the Roussillon, where I had my first experiences of VDN from the region. I was invited to be a judge at the …

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Adegga Wine Market Lisbon 1st December 2017 @Marriott Hotel, Lisboa

Friday 1st December sees the 2017 winter edition of the Adegga Wine Market, which will again be held at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel. The Adegga Wine Markets are a great opportunity to taste and buy some of Portugal's best and most exciting wines. If you are in Lisbon this Friday and you want to get …

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2016 Adegga Christmas Wine Market – Premium Room report

The 20th  Adegga Wine Market was held at the Marriott Lisbon on 1st December 2016. This report first appeared on the Adegga website:  The Adegga Christmas 2016 Wine Market The Premium Room Intro This December 2016 edition was the 20t h Adegga Wine Market. Over the years the Premium Room has given those prepared to …

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Vins mutés (ou pas) (2): a portable drink

  The small, rather rundown town of Pinhão in the Upper Douro The Upper Douro – undoubtedly one of the world's most spectacular wine regions   It was back in August 1980 that CRM and I first passed through the Douro. We were heading back to the UK after a long summer holiday trip through …

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Some great Ports and the rise of Dourism…..

The small town of Pinhao The Douro busy with river craft on a Sunday Looking down on the patchwork of vineyards in the Upper Douro  Soon after The Vintage House Hotel opened in Pinhao in 1998 I researched an article for Decanter on staying in the Douro. At this time there were not many places …

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