Wine

Press clipping and a farewell to 2013

As the year is about to finish, we thought that could be fun to share with you what has been said recently on the press about our Ports and wines. We tried to combine in this press clipping one quote from each Port and each wine, combining a diversity of publications. 2013 was a great […]


Opening a bottle of Port with Port tongs

Wine geeks like rituals. We care about which glasses to use, which way to pass the bottle, decanting time or serving temperatures. We take these “necessary” steps to fully enjoy a bottle of wine on any occasion. Another ritual that you may also care about is how to open the bottle and which cork screw […]


Quevedo 1996 Colheita wins gold medal at the Mundus Vini and Palate Press Awards

First let me say that we don’t like to brag, but our Quevedo 1996 Colheita has been popular on the wine competitions, being awarded both in Europe and in the US. Thus, we thought we should share this with you. First was Mundus Vini that in September awarded it with a gold medal in their […]


Quevedo 2011 Vintage Port – Wine Spectator review

Few weeks before staring the harvest back in 2011 we were quite confident that the grapes were in very good conditions to make something good. Then, when the grapes were already at the winery and fermenting, our expectations about an excellent vintage were slowly growing up. Then you start to feel a little nervous, a […]


IVDP – How to approve Vintage Port

On the previous two blog posts, we had talked about 2011 Quevedo Vintage declaration and what exactly means a Vintage declaration – or the lack of this meaning. On this third and last post of this serie about Vintage Port, I thought it was worth to talk about how is the process to get the […]


Vintage Port Declaration – what does it mean

During these last months we have seen many Port producers declaring the production of Vintage Port from the 2011 harvest. This means that there will be a big percentage of Port producers releasing 2011 Vintage Port. That being said, we can say that the harvest of 2011 was very generous for Port producers, making it […]


Quevedo declares the 2011 Vintage Port

It’s time to celebrate!!! Let the balloons fly, release the birds, eat a Francesinha – or 4, toast with your friends! Why? Because there is going to be some of the 2011 vintage port to go around! Let’s be clear, this isn’t your average Port Wine. This wine is something that will make you weep, […]


How genius taste wine

T gaiser bloggers conference ppt 8 12 from tgaiser The most interesting thing about the Wine Bloggers Conference is meeting people. That is why I made it all the way to Porland, Oregon, on the Pacific cost of the US. Very long trip from Portugal and less 8 hours time zone difference, which mean, in […]


Crusted Port – the next thing from Quevedo

Have you asked my grandfather five years ago if we produce Crusted Port, he would have replied: “What is that?”. Maybe you react like him when hear the words Crusted Port. So, lets clarify what is Crusted Port: a high quality Port, that will throw a crust after a certain period of aging in the […]


Last days of harvest in the Douro valley – 2011, put it on the list

I would like to give you an update about what is going in the Douro valley. The weather has been pretty good, clear and with plenty of sunshine, meaning that the grapes are very healthy and clean. We are now finishing harvest in the vineyards around the winery. Today it rained a bit, for the […]