Portuguese wine producers and their unusual wines this week on The Wine Sleuth podcast

Feb 24, 12 Portuguese wine producers and their unusual wines this week on The Wine Sleuth podcast

Posted by in Podcast, Portugal

Last week I was in Porto, Portugal for the annual wine show Essencia do Vinho put on by the eponymous magazine, one of the 2 major wine magazines of Portugal. There are over 3000 wines and more then 350 producers on show. The show is for trade during the day and consumers at night. As you can imagine, it does get crowded. They...

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George Sandeman and his 20 yr old tawny – video

Nov 30, 11 George Sandeman and his 20 yr old tawny – video

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Sandeman’s 20 yr old Tawny port recently won the International Wine and Spirits Competition’s  best port in the world for 2011. The annual competition picks the best wines in the world in various categories every year. Sandeman was established in 1790 by Scotsman George Sandeman, who founded his port and sherry trading...

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The Yeatman

Nov 22, 11 The Yeatman

Posted by in Hotels and Spas, Portugal

The very first thing you notice when you walk into the The Yeatman is not the statue of Bacchus that dominates the lobby but rather, it’s what Bacchus faces that takes your breath away. The view that stretches in front of you of the entire hillside of the city of Oporto is amazing any time of day or night. The Yeatman is...

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More Guerilla wine (Portuguese) and supper clubs!

Apr 23, 10 More Guerilla wine (Portuguese) and supper clubs!

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One of the conversations I vaguely remember having at the Fernandez&Leluu dinner was with one of their helpers, Claire, co-founder and cook of another secret supper club, the Green Onion Supper Club situated in a Hackney council flat. What was even more appealing about Claire’s club was that she referred to herself as a...

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Vinhas da Ciderma-video tasting note w/the winemaker

I was wandering around the Annual Wines of Portugal tasting the other day at Lord’s Cricket Ground (one day I must get there to see an actual cricket match as opposed to just going and sampling wine) looking for good value red wines. I came across Vinhas da Ciderma and their winemaker Monica Figueiredo pouring their range of...

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