Cable car in Vila Nova de Gaia – great view over the city of Porto and Port Wine lodges

After the big changes witnessed last decade in the regions of Algarve and Madeira, during which these two Portuguese regions became appealing places for tourists, now is the time for Lisbon and Porto to embrace the second phase. For Porto, one of the READ MORE

Construction of the future Tua dam in the Douro valley

Humans have always used nature to take advantage for their own interests. For many centuries that the Douro river was used for Port Wine transport, from the area we know as Douro valley to Vila Nova de Gaia, where Port would then be READ MORE

January 27th is the International Day to celebrate Port Wine

Friday, on January 27th, it is going to be celebrated the International Port Wine day #PortDay. The Center for Wine Origins is organizing and promoting this one-day event, in which anyone, anywhere, can participate and be part of the celebration. The idea behind READ MORE

Using English terms on Port Wine bottles

The influence of the British culture on the Port Wine industry started some centuries ago when the first British merchants came to Portugal and set up their exporting business in Vila Nova de Gaia. Actually, the arrival of the British coincides with the READ MORE

What to visit, and how to travel through, the Douro Valley

This is a question that some of our readers ask me, and instead of replying on an email, I will make my suggestions here. If you only have one day to visit the region, make sure you go to the Douro as early READ MORE

Where To Go When Visiting Porto

The city of Porto is known for giving the name to Port Wine, and is like a balcony on Vila Nova de Gaia, the place where the tastings that decided the declaration of a Vintage were formerly done. It’s also in Vila Nova READ MORE