Tag: portugal

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Top 4.5 – 5 Star and 5 Star Wines for 2023

 mywinepal  December 14, 2023

This year I had many terrific wines to taste and review.  Wines that I rate as 5 star I deem as needing nothing to add or subtract.  They are perfect as-is.  I had one wine that reached that status this year so instead of making a separate article for that wine, I am including it in this article.  My 4.5-5…

Take My Port Wine Quiz

 mywinepal  September 16, 2023

In recent history, Port wine has continued to captivate wine enthusiasts around the world with its rich and diverse offerings. While originating in Portugal, Port enjoys a global following. Its appeal extends beyond age, gender, or nationality, making it a cherished beverage among a wide range of people. Connoisseurs appreciate its complexity, often savouring it as a dessert wine or…

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…

Wine of Portugal Masterclass

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…

Douro (c) Wines of Portugal

Port Wine History and 20 Port Cocktails

 mywinepal  February 26, 2023

Sipping a glass of port by the fireplace during our cold winter season is probably what many people think about port.  It is enjoyable, but did you know that you can also make cocktails using port wine?  Let me give you a bit of background about port wine (there are many styles) and then lead you into port cocktails. About…

IVSA Jan 2023

The First IVSA Trade Tasting for 2023 – My Wine Picks

 mywinepal  February 2, 2023  2 Comments on The First IVSA Trade Tasting for 2023 – My Wine Picks

This week we had our first Trade tasting of new wines or new vintages of wines, plus spirits with the IVSA.  I decided to concentrate on white and sparkling wines for this event, as I had a shorter time to taste that day.  Below are some of the wines that I enjoyed and hope you will find them soon, if…

FIFA World Cup

Wines to Celebrate the FIFA World Cup 2022 Winner

 mywinepal  December 9, 2022

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is in the knock-out round.  Already we have the Netherlands and Brasil out of the contest.  The teams left to play are Morocco, Portugal, England, France, Argentina, and Croatia.  All these countries make wine as well as footballers.  So which wine would you drink to celebrate if one of these countries wins?  I would suggest…

A selection of sparkling wines for the holidays

Sparkling and Fortified Wines for the Holidays

 mywinepal  November 16, 2022

The holiday season will soon be upon us.  When I turned on a local FM radio station today they were already playing Christmas songs.  It’s time to start stocking up on wines to celebrate with friends and family.  Sparkling wines are often associated with the holidays.  For some people, a nice fortified wine, like a port wine is also appreciated…

Douro (c) Wines of Portugal

Portugal : A Region to Dream About

 mywinepal  October 13, 2022

I have not been to Portugal yet to explore their wine regions and sample their wines as I feast on grilled fish or other Portuguese dishes. I received this press release from the Wines of Portugal about the Fall in Portugal and I thought I would share it with you and give you Wanderlust as well. ~~~ The days have…

Douro region in Portugal

MyWinePal’s Wine Destination Travel Bucket List

 mywinepal  December 30, 2021

Wanderlust.  We must all have it after staying in our homes for the past two years due to COVID.  Maybe venturing out to a nearby city or town within a day’s driving distance, but not getting on an airplane and going where your heart desires.  I love wine, and I enjoy going to wine regions around the world, meeting winemakers…