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2012: Full of Tote Bags, Oregon, and Skittles

I’m feeling guilty that I didn’t hand-select my 5 favorite blog missives for this post. (“Then why didn’t you do it? Lazy blogger! Boo!”) But I like the idea of letting the numbers decide my Top 5 Posts for 2012. It was surprising and very curious to see what resonated the most. But next year [More]

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Don’t Panic When It Comes to Portuguese Wine Grapes

I will admit to being a bit overwhelmed when it came to learn about Portuguese wine grapes. I mean, come on, isn’t Gewürztraminer hard enough? See how I overcame my fears and encountered some great wines in my guest post on Notes from Esporão. It’s also a bit of a snapshot of my visit to Esporão’s [More]

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Blog Post Roundup: Portuguese Food and Wine at Esporão and Quinta dos Murças

Great Portuguese food and wine were on hand during my recent press trip to Portugal as a guest of Esporão and Quinta dos Murças. The regions of Alentejo and Douro where the two wineries are located, respectively, were also dramatic, and dramatically different. Here are links to experience some of the many highlights: A Portuguese Sparkling [More]

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Dizzying Heights, Hairpin Curves, and The Vineyards of the Douro

My pale and windblown look certainly had something to do with the journey to reach the top of one of the highest vineyards in the dramatic, and dramatically beautiful, Douro region of Portugal. While on a press trip as a guest of Esporão and visiting Quinta dos Murcas, we took a drive to visit the [More]

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A Portuguese Wine Adventure

I am off in the morning on a press trip to visit Esporão in Portugal. Look forward to sharing through words and images what I learn about Portuguese red and white wines, food, history, and culture. I’ll be visiting two properties: Herdade do Esporão in Alentejo and Quinta dos Murças in the Douro. Image courtesy Esporão. [More]

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