Category Archives: Portugal

Portuguese Food and Wine at Ferreira in Montreal

One of North America’s best Portuguese restaurants, Ferreira, can be found on Peel Street in Montreal where chef Marino Tavares crafts original and beautifully served dishes. On our visit last Saturday sommelier Paulo Ferreira generously helped us pair wine made … Continue reading

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Vinhos de Lisboa [Wines of Lisbon]

The Comissão Vitivinícola da Região Lisboa presented new releases of several producers at tastings in New York and Washington this week. In centuries past these wines were highly sought after. In today’s globalized world they are almost impossible to find, … Continue reading

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Portuguese White Port: A Surprising, Bracing Summer Aperitif Wine

We recently discovered the Alves de Sousa NV Caldas Porto White in one of our sweet wine tastings for the upcoming report on Sweet Wines of the World. It reminded us of white Ports we have tasted in the Douro, … Continue reading

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Press Release: "The New Wines of Portugal"

For immediate release from the Dunn Robbins Group,New York, NY, November 1, 2010.The International Wine Review (IWR) announces the release of its 24th Report, “The New Wines of Portugal.” Based on a trip made by Mike Potashnik, Publisher and Don … Continue reading

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The Exciting New Wines of Portugal

The New Wines of Portugal, Report # 24, is now available to subscribers at iwinereview.com. It’s our first Double Issue ever. And why, you might ask, a double issue? Because Portugal is so incredibly diverse in terms of climate, soils, … Continue reading

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The Wines of Rui Cunha: The Length and Breadth of Portugal

As we highlight in our October 2010 report on The New Wines of Portugal, the itinerant consulting winemaker is an increasingly familiar figure in Portugal’s modern wineries. Rui Cunha is one of the more prominent consultants, and we tasted his … Continue reading

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Pairing Soalheiro Vinho Verde and the Cuisine of Restaurante Ferrugem

Last week we had the unique opportunity to pair the best Alvarinho from Vinho Verde with the exquisite cuisine of Dalila and Renato Cunha at their Restaurante Ferrugem located in Vila Nova de Famaliação, located just south of Braga in … Continue reading

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The Douro Boys (and Girls) Revisited

Is there a wine region more magnificently beautiful than the Douro? Some of the world’s best wine grapes are grown on steeply terraced hillsides on either side of the Douro River. This is Port country, of course, but increasingly the … Continue reading

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Filipa Pato: Making Both Fun and Serious Wines in Beiras

Filipa Pato is a young lady who is passionate about making wie. She also makes some of the most interesting wines in Portugal’s Beiras region. Earlier this week she showed us some of her wines at her father Luis Pato’s … Continue reading

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Quinta dos Roques: Showing the Potential of the Dão

The Dão is a Portuguese wine region that’s in a state of transition, and Luís Lorenço (shown here), co-owner and manager of Quinta dos Roques is helping lead it. Luis showed us his wines this week at a special tasting … Continue reading

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