Real Companhia Velha 1756

17.56 Museum & Enoteca in Porto, Portugal

"This is a project that we had been dreaming about for years, if not decades,” said Pedro Silva Reis, Chairman of Real Companhia Velha...

Olive oil on the gourmet table in Vila Real, Portugal

Three bottles of extra virgin olive oil graced each table at the University of Trás-os-Montes’ Panoramic Restaurant in Vila Real, Portugal. The occasion—dinner themed...
Quinta da Plansel

Exemplary vines, first-class wines in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal

Tom and I met winemaker Dorina Lindemann at Essência do Vinho, at the Portugal Wine Connection in the Palacio de Bolsa’s magnificent Salon Arab....
wine in the making

Way off the beaten path in Portugal’s Douro Valley

After rinsing our feet in a basin of water, we stepped into the granite lager—Portugal’s traditional venue for treading grapes by foot. For our...
Wort Wine Day Regatta

Portugal’s Port Wine Day, Fourth Edition

Innovative, informative and crowd-pleasing—Port Wine Day celebrates the wine that made Portugal’s Douro Valley famous. The events of Port Wine Day commemorate the day...
weekend getaway

Weekend getaway to Minho, northern Portugal

  The Minho River traces Portugal’s northern border with Spain and empties into the Atlantic at Caminha, one of Portugal’s most charming beach towns. Equidistant...
Essência do Vinho, Porto

It’s February–Let’s celebrate Portuguese wine!

It’s February, and time to celebrate Portuguese wine! Essência do Vinho, the country’s most important wine fair, has just concluded in Porto. Simplesmente Vinho,...
Lisboa wine country

Touring Portugal’s Lisboa wine country

A great pleasure in moving to Portugal has been our introduction to all manner of excellent wines: sparkling, red, wine and fortified. One of...
Cuba

Our year of memory-making travel

You were a tumultuous year, 2016. You brought upheaval and bureaucracy, as Tom and I moved across Europe to a new home. You made...
Serralves

Serralves

Porto's Serralves Park and Museum for Contemporary Art offers free entry the first Sunday of each month. Any time, though, Serralves is worth a...
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