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Wines of Portugal

Enjoy These Red, White, and Sparkling Wines From Portugal

 mywinepal  June 21, 2023

After attending the Portuguese Wine Experience Masterclass earlier in the day, there was also a tasting room set up with wines from various Portuguese wineries to try.  Below are the wines that I enjoyed the most.  The names of the grapes are not well-known as they are indigenous to Portugal.  So no Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are listed below, rather you…

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The Portugal Wine Experience Masterclass, Always Something to Learn

 mywinepal  June 12, 2023

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Portugal Wine Experience masterclass led by Eugénio Jardim, US Brand Ambassador for Wines of Portugal. Following is what we covered with Eugénio followed by my wine-tasting notes for the flight of wines he had prepared for us. Eugénio Jardim’s Masterclass Did you know that Portugal is the closest European country to…

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Say Hola to Bodegas Arráez Pedro at VanWineFest 2018

 mywinepal  November 30, 2017

About Bodegas Arráez Our family winery was founded in 1916 by local growers for the promotion of their own harvest, afterward becoming Don Antonio Arráez Garrigós’ property in 1950. It was in those years that sales of his wines, both in bulk and bottled, started. In 1980, under Don Antonio Arráez Ibanco, the company became incorporated and international and became…

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21 Reasons to Drink Portuguese Wine

 mywinepal  June 11, 2017

When someone asks you about your favourite wines from Europe, probably most people would say France or Italy, but there are other countries you should consider like Portugal.  There are more than 250 grape varieties in Portugal, giving the wine maker quite a selection when they make their red or white wines.  Some of these grapes, like Touriga Nacional can…

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Ravenswood Besieged by Nature this Halloween

 mywinepal  October 23, 2014

“Are ravens circling a good or a bad omen?”, Joel thought, as the black winged birds, about the size of a football, with long wingspan, and tapered wings, and each feather, like so many shiny throwing daggers silently glided above his head, this dark and gloomy evening, the copper Autumn moon just half exposed, peaking behind the gathering storm clouds…