Treading Grapes in the Lagar – Traditional Vinification in the Douro

Harvest in the Douro is synonym of treading grapes in the lagar. As João 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 READ MORE

Tired Men and Women, a Few Scratches, the Birth of a Magic Quevedo White Port

Our harvest is done. Excruciating back pain and a smile in the face, that’s how we feel. I’m too tired to tell you the full version of the story but I can give you de bottom line: Quevedo’s family knows how to receive READ MORE

Could Port Wine use other closure than cork? No, not for now

In recent years, or maybe even in the last decades, there has been a considerable amount of research about wine closures. Some defend cork, others screwcap, and some advise for the t-cap (very hard to find a producer however!! – do you know READ MORE

Harvest Probably One Week Later Than in 2007

The vintage is close and ripening control is very important to define the date of the harvest and to define the order that different fields should be harvest within the same vineyard. We were carrying out ripening controls in Quinta da Alegria (up READ MORE

Port and Tonic, a Nice Marriage?

I probably have to apologize to those more conservative about Port. To those more liberal, I must confess and share my experience. I am not quite sure if this is the best place to talk about cocktails with Port, but as we promised READ MORE

Pairing Port, how easy?

A lot has been spoken about pairing wine and food. In the internet there are a lot of websites that seek to offer the best suggestions about the perfect pair between a wine and a good dish. The final purpose is always to READ MORE

Preparing the Vintage

Hello, I am Cláudia Quevedo and I want to talk to you about the color change of the grapes. This phase is a beautiful moment for both, vines and farmers. The vineyards become all coloured- from the green of the leaves to the blackish READ MORE

Philosophy

It is a long and uncertain road from the selection of the land up to the glass of wine at home or in a table of a restaurant. Due to the family tradition of wine production, the first part was not a problem: READ MORE

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