The Douro Valley is “Disneyland” for Winemakers

The bountiful array of native grape varieties in the Douro Valley makes it like “Disneyland for winemakers”, according to Tiago Alves de Sousa of Quinta da Gaivosa. Speaking to the drinks business during a recent trip to Porto, dry Douro … Read More

10 Beautiful Travel Destinations For Wine Lovers

Douro Valley, Portugal Located a few hundred miles from the city of Porto, this scenic UNESCO World Heritage site boasts of idyllic 18th and 19th-century Quintas (wine estates) and stone-terraced vineyards that rise above the meandering Douro River. Romans introduced … Read More

Tiny Portugal offers bounty of delicious, affordable wines

Portugal is a popular travel destination and, as a result, we are seeing an increase in demand for its wines. Don’t fear the difficult-to-pronounce regions and varietal names — just jump in and enjoy the flavours of Portugal. There’s a … Read More

World’s 10 Best Trips for Wine Lovers

Instantly recognizable for its steep-terraced vineyards that soar above the placid Douro River, Portugal’s northern wine region doesn’t suffer for lack of beautiful scenery. One of the world’s oldest winemaking regions—Romans introduced vines back in the third century A.D.—the Douro … Read More

Why Porto should be your next Port of Call

We were doing a tasting under a portrait of the 19th-century character Dona Antonia Ferreira, famed for her port and also for capsizing on the river Douro and surviving due to the spread of her crinoline skirts. “How long can … Read More