Wine from Alentejo, Portugal

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 »

Tasting with Antonio Macanita of Fita Preta

“Sexy Red!” I exclaim, almost laughing, as Antonio Macanita, winemaker and partner (and fabulous marketer!) at Fita Preta wines shows off a sparkler dressed neck to base in bright pink… More »

A Visit with Ricardo Carvalho at Herade Grande

  “Welcome,” says resident enologist Ricardo Carvalho with his wide, warm smile. We are inside the very home-like tasting room of Herdade Grande, a small winery in Alentejo. Lining the… More »

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