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Where to Buy Wine Part 1 Selecting a Wine Merchant       O ne of the most frequently asked questions I get from people is "where do you purchase your wine?". Well, the actual answer is kind of complicated as the answer is "everywhere" so I decided to break...

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Esporao The Gentle Ecological & Viticultural Giant Reguengos de Monsaraz Alentejo, Portugal Vineyards and the estuary from Herdade Esporao      O ur last appointment of the day was deep in the far south east section of the Alentejo region at the enormous He...

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Cartuxa: Our First Wine Estate in the Alentejo Region of Portugal
Cartuxa Alentejo:  Evora,  Portugal "Cartuxa: The Charitable Wine Company" Herdade Cartuxa in Evora, Alentejo A s we drove south from the Douro Valley we made our way on a highway that wound through the hilly northern part of Portugal to lower rolling and g...

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Quinta Vale Dona Maria & Lemos Van Zeller
Quinta Vale Dona Maria &  Van Zeller A Drive Through The Torto River Valley Douro Valley Portugal Arriving at the front gate of Quinta Vale D. Maria   A s we rode the twisting and winding road through the Torto River Valley to our next Quinta, the narrow an...

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Alves de Sousa An Afternoon in the Northern Baixo Corgo  Douro Valley Portugal The view from the Abandonado vineyard high above  Santa Marta de Panaguião in the northern section of Baixo Corgo O n our last full day in the Douro Valley we started the afterno...

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Gigondas
Grenache Purity  Gigondas: The Grand Tasting New York City, November 18, 2013 A  few weeks ago I had the pleasure to attend a tasting of Gigondas wines hosted by their appellation group Syndicate de Gigondas that represents the producers and growers of thi...

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Wine & Soul
Wine & Soul Pinhao Valley, Cima Corgo, Douro Valley September 2, 20113 Sandra Tavares da Silva, winemaker and vineyard caretaker of Pintas at Wine & Soul       W ine & Soul was our first Quinta visit the morning after our arrival to the Douro Valley. I was...

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Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Crasto Douro Valley, Cima Corgo September 2nd and 3rd, 2013 Quinta do Crasto estate hilltop N estled in the heart of the Douro Valley, Quinta do Crasto sits high on the crest of a hilltop with beautiful terroir that overlooks the Douro River a few...

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Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman
Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Porto, Portugal August 31, 2013 LBV tank at Taylor's Port Lodge . T aylor Fladgate Yeatman, more commonly known as “Taylor Fladgate” or “Taylor’s” has a long and storied history of being one of the premier Port shippers. Today Ta...
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