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Press Club San Francisco – a new wine experience

After a week-end in Napa and Sonoma at the American Wine Bloggers Conference, we spent a day of sightseeing in San Francisco. Everything was much better than I had imagined it… Alcatraz (which brought all the stories I’ve read back into my mind), the San Francisco Bay (with bikes and rollerbladers all around), Pier 39 […]


Treading Grapes in the Lagar – Traditional Vinification in the Douro

Harvest in the Douro is synonym of treading grapes in the lagar. As Joćo Ribeiro has explained, the last week-end of September was time to meet our friends and have fun while harvesting grapes and help to make wines in Quevedo! On Saturday night we went to Quinta das Aranhas (in Ervedosa do Douro), an […]


Wine Tasting is “Fashion”

The other day I was at work and my colleague Ame started talking about wines. At the beginning, I just stood there listening attentively. She was explaining that she started liking wines thanks to a wine tasting. Before that day she wouldn’t drink wine because she’d relate it to old people but that night changed […]


S. JoĆ£o da Pesqueira: Genuine Douro

SĆ£o JoĆ£o da Pesqueira (which literally means Saint John of the Fishing Town) is located two hours away from Porto and 4 hours away from Madrid, in the heart of the Douro Valley (see map). I discovered this small town 4 years ago after meeting Oscar (Jr). I am from Barcelona (Spain) so this was […]