How well Danish people pronounce "Quevedo"?

Since a couple of months ago, we have our Port Wine available in Denmark. Although this is not a very big market for Port Wine, the Dannish have the tradition of drinking Port Wine as a desert wine or with the coffee. Moreover, READ MORE

Three-week trip to US – Wine Bloggers Conference and other Port Wine Tastings – here we go!

Today we will start a 3 weeks trip to the US. I’m traveling with Nadia and this intends to be a half vacation/ half business trip. I left the Douro last week, some minutes after recording the video of my last post. I READ MORE

Overcrowded bunches of Touriga Franca – risk of decay

Very good weather conditions during the flowering (warm temperatures and slow wind) originated a high rate of fertilized berries. This situation seldom occurs because during the month of May temperatures are unstable and there’s a high probability of rain. This year, nearly all READ MORE

The weather is worrying us, we are not ready for an attack of mildew

During the last weeks sudden weather changes have affected the vinegrowing of the Douro Valley. The last days of May were warm and not windy at all, which is perfect for pollination. We were really happy because we thought we would not need READ MORE

Colder Days have been Holding Up the Vine Shoot

This picture was taken last Saturday, April 25th in Quinta da Trovisca. Due to the cold days and nights during the last weeks, the shoot seems to be delayed compared to last year’s. There were some sunny weeks at the beginning of April READ MORE

Quevedo visiting Quinta de Ervamoira owned by Ramos Pinto

A couple of weeks ago I spent a nice week-end with some friends in Foz-Côa. This city, located in the Douro Superior, is known as the capital of the almond trees, which are very beautiful during the flowering period. Foz-Côa got some international READ MORE

Grape Vine Pruning – First Step to Have a Good Harvest

We would like to share with you how we prune the vines of our vineyards. We use to start pruning early January and it lasts until beginning of March, depending mainly on the altitude of the vines. The prune is very important for READ MORE

Estudos Durienses – Are we using the Appropriate Varietals in the Douro Valley?

I am currently reading Estudos Durienses, a book about the Douro Valley in the 17th and 18th centuries. This book is from an unknown writer in a study made for the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1782, 201 years before I was born READ MORE

Snow in the Douro Valley

After the foggy days we had during the last week, the snow painted the Douro landscape. It was very short but intense, enough to paint all the landscape in white. It hadn’t snowed for some years here in S. João da Pesqueira, but this READ MORE

Fog Over the Douro Valley – Vines Hidden Durning the Christmas Season

The vines that are closer to the Douro River are enjoining a hidden week under this beautiful fog. For a moment you can think that the river jumped out of its limits and flooded all the valley. Fortuntley it doesn’t! Port Wine is READ MORE

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