Une balade chez Graham’s (2ème partie)

Je poursuis le compte rendu de mon voyage chez Graham’s, entamé la semaine avec les tawnies. Cette fois-ci, cap sur le Cima Corgo et les vintages.... En voiture ! Nous prenons le train qui va de Porto à Tua, en suivant le cours du Douro. Après une heure de trajet, passé Regua, apparaissent les vignes en …

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Two good days in Peniche

Last week we spent two days in Peniche, which is a seaside town on an interesting and curious peninsula on the Portuguese Atlantic coast about 90 kilometres north west of Lisbon. Thursday We took one of the frequent express buses from Lisbon, which takes just over 90 minutes with three stops on the way. We …

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Filipa Pato and William Wouters – a fascinating visit

William, Christina and Filipa The Pato family are never ones to duck away of their name  Duck hooks in the WC Sign for the winery  Winery and home     It was well worth Le Voyage! It was well worth a group of us on Monday 4th December making a 470-kilometre round day trip to …

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Adegga Wine Market 1st December Lisbon – tasting wines from Casa de Mouraz

 2015 António, Loureiro, Vinho Verde,  Lopes Ribeiro, Casa de Mouraz The latest edition of the Adegga Wine Market was held on Friday 1st December at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel. Once again it appeared to be a great success. I started off in the Premium Room where there was a opportunity to taste just under 60 …

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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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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 Portuguese treats

Relaxed dinner by the Tagus at Atira-te ao Rio Portugal remains a treasure trove for good value wines in all three colours many from their storehouse of native grape varieties. It is also possible, for those prepared to take a punt, a place to find some remarkable old wines at bargain prices. How long this will …

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