Visit and Vintage Tasting at Quinta do Noval

Off to an exciting start of the year with a wine trip to the Douro Valley. During 3 days I've visited a few wineries, met and discussed with producers and  barrel-tasted some 2015s and 2016s wines. Definitely a promising year ahead with some very good releases in the horizon. Despite not having much time available on the week schedule, I couldn't help stopping by Quinta do Noval para matar saudades and taste … Continue reading Visit and Vintage Tasting at Quinta do Noval

An Amazing Night with Portuguese Michelin Star Chefs

A dinner with a Michelin starred Chef is (normally) something of an experience. When you put 12 of them together and add some great wines you prepare yourself for one of the meals of your life. That's what happened last night and it blew me away. The mood was set early. The 2nd day dinner of … Continue reading An Amazing Night with Portuguese Michelin Star Chefs

The Delicious Umbria Food and Wine Competition

The first ever Umbria is for #winelovers event happened last week in Umbria in the green heart of Italy. With an exciting programme planned for the week this was a great opportunity to discover the region's wines and their connection to the local food culture. To make it even more interesting the #winelover group organized a Food & Wine Pairing Competition … Continue reading The Delicious Umbria Food and Wine Competition

The Best Portuguese Wines of 2012 by Revista dos Vinhos

In an event that is known as the Oscars of Wine in Portugal, Revista dos Vinhos (one of Portugal's most read wine magazines) has announced their 2012 List of Best Portuguese Wines. This is a solid list of great Portuguese wines including some out-of-this-world bottles (like the Barca Velha 2004). The 30 wines on the list … Continue reading The Best Portuguese Wines of 2012 by Revista dos Vinhos