Wine from Alentejo, Portugal

Snapshot of Portugal: Wines of Alentejo, Algarve, Setúbal and Tejo

The well-attended recent Portuguese VINIPAX consumer wine fair in the Beja municipality in Southern Portugal offered the opportunity for local residents to sample the new breed of quality wines, and… More »

Visit to Herdade da Mingorra

In connection with the Portuguese VINIPAX consumer wine fair in the Beja municipality in Southern Portugal a group of international journalists from FIJEV visited several producers, among them Herdade da… More »

Visiting Herdade dos Grous in Alentejo

What an interesting visit to Herdade dos Grous in Alentejo, Portugal. Our hosts for the afternoon of tasting and lunch was the handsome, articulate chief winemaker Luis Duarte and his… More »

Esporao Comes to NYC

Fabulous tasting today of Esporao white wines at the Ritz Carlton today. If you do not know Herdade do Esporao. it is one of the most exciting wineries in Alentejo,… More »

Visiting Santos Jorge Winery in Alentejo

“What a cold day to be in New York!” I say to Jorge Manual Tavares da Costa and his wife Carla, the proud owners of Santos Jorge winery in Alentejo,… More »

Meeting with Paulo Laureano in Alentejo, Portugal

  “I believe in wine with terroir, and I believe in wine that has a story behind it,” says Paulo Laureano with a smile in his cheerful Australian-accented English, as… More »

Dinner with Luis Duarte

Dinner with Luis Duarte   “Why do you smile so much?” Luis Duarte’s mother often asked himas a child. Though in the picture above he appears rather reflective, Luis Duarte… More »

Lunch with João Portugal Ramos in Alentejo, Portugal

“A pink marble spitoon?” I am here, arriving in the very comfortable and warm tasting room of the J. Portugal Ramos winery in Alentejo, with export manager Maria Pica. Of… More »

Visiting Adega Cartuxa

“Now here you will see a difference between the ‘modern’ and the ‘traditional’,” our host says, as we drive towards the elegant, very traditional looking Adega Cartuxa winery in Alentejo.… More »

Visiting J. Portugal Ramos in Alentejo

    “A pink marble spitoon?”  I am here, standing in the very comfortable and warm tasting room of the J. Portugal Ramos winery in Alentejo, with export manager Maria… More »

Herdad do Freixo do Meio in Alentejo

Fabulous visit to Herdad do Freixo do Meio, one of the only certified biological wineries in Alentejo which is also “uncertified” biodynamic. It is really a farm that manages 650… More »

Tasting with Terras d’Alter in Alentejo

  “I remember you!” says Nuno Franco, General Manager of Terra d’Alter in the chilly air outside the Alentejo Wine Route office. It’s a chilly night in Alentejo, and even… More »

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