Forbes Article: Portugal’s Alentejo Region Utilizes Sustainability in Crafting Premium Wine
When you purchase a bottle of wine do you consider wine’s environmental impact?
Forbes Article: Antiquity Meets Modernity In Alentejo, Resulting In Outstanding Wine
How familiar are you with Portuguese wine? Located just over an hour outside Lisbon is Altentejo, “the bread basket of Portugal.” This region is home to two historical towns, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, incredible food, and fabulous wine.
Have You Discovered Alentejo? Why Not?
Southern Portugal is dominated by the Alentejo wine region. Located just an hour and a half east of Lisbon, Alentejo is a perfect destination for wine lovers and history buffs. It is home to a large array of indigenous grapes; the red wines are rich and full body, the whites are crisp and aromatic. Alentejo…
Snooth Article: Drink Port for Warmth This Winter
I just returned from a seven day Caribbean cruise with my family. While on the cruise my husband and I enjoyed a glass of either Dow’s 20 Year Tawny Port or Graham’s Six Grapes Port each night after dinner. Both are highly enjoyable wines. It is only fitting that as my trip was coming to…
Get to Know Herdade do Esporão
For many Esporão is the face of Portuguese wines. It is the best-selling Portuguese wines in the US, with their Monte Velho label one of the most recognized. However, there is much more to this winery that began in Alentejo 1997. Its commitment to the environment, society, and to non-conformity offer insight to the people…
Portuguese Wines: Just Say Yes
It is August and time once again for one of my favorite monthly activites, Wine Pairing Weekend. This month’s theme was selected by Christy Majors of Confessions of a Culinary Diva. She has chosen to highlight one of my favorite wine countries: Portugal! Portugal is quite diverse as a wine region. However, as a whole…
Wines of Portugal: Where Tradition Meets Modernity, part 2
I recently shared with you The Wines of Portugal tour made a stop in Dallas and I was blessed to be invited to attend the master class presented by Full Circle Wine Solutions and hosted by Master Sommelier Keith Goldston. The four hour master class was conveniently divided into two parts: single varietal wines and…
Wines of Portugal: Where Tradition Meets Modernity
The Wines of Portugal Academy is on tour and made stop in Dallas recently. I was thrilled to be invited to attend the Master Class by Full Circle Wine Solutions. The four hour, deep dive Wines of Portugal Master Class was taught by Master Sommelier Keith Goldston. At last summer’s TexSom I took an abbreviated…
Spanish and Portuguese Wine: A Spectacular Journey
The month of August began with another educational wine class from Total Wine. The class was entitled A Spectacular Journey through the Spanish Wine Regions and Portugal, too! As I have come to expect from Total Wine the class was full, the food was plentiful and the wine was flowing. These classes offer an introduction…