Since 2000 BC, people have been making wine from the abundant indigenous grapes in Portugal– second only to Italy with almost 300 grapes being made into wine today. Surprisingly few people are familiar with the grapes, the region, or the wine… beyond Port, a fortified beverage originating in northern Portugal that traveled well.
Why? Well, for many years all of the wine made in Portugal was enjoyed by the Portuguese or people visiting Portugal!
Now it’s time for a change– time to get to know the wines of Portugal!
I’ve been investigating and tasting wines from Portugal, starting in 2009 when I traveled there on a press trip with Jo Diaz and hosted by Enoforum Wines to visit the Alentejo.
when I fell in love with the culture, the cuisine, the cobbles, the castles, the coastline and more.
A route Continue reading