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Quinta do Vale Meão: New 2011 Releases from Portugal

This historic quinta (estate), one of the finest in the Douro, was founded in 1877 by the legendary Port producer Dona Antónia  Adelaide Ferreira.  Today it is owned by her great grandson the affable Francisco “Tito” Olazabal, former Managing Director … 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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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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