O·PORT·UNIDADE – the project that put 20 Port producers all in the same lagar

Many things have happened in your life and in ours in the last two months: we finished harvest and started making the first blends of 2013 wines and Ports; we started to prepare the land to replant around 11 hectares in the lower READ MORE

2013 Harvest in the Douro – time to crush the grapes

Harvest is now underway. We were waiting for quite some time until having the feeling that grapes were in perfect conditions to be harvested. And finally we started harvesting the red grapes from our most important vineyard, Quinta Vale d’Agodinho. As I am READ MORE

Wine Spirit for Port

There is still some confusion on people’s heads about Port winemaking. The basic details are not difficult, but when we talk about the spirit we use to fortify the must, sometimes explanations complicate what is easy simple. So very often I receive emails READ MORE

How to pronounce Port and Portuguese wine words

On his first visit to our winery, in July 2012, Christopher Pfaff, a Port Wine lover from Germany who runs Passion Portwein, made a video with me explaining how to pronounce the Portuguese terms used in the Port business. They are mostly related READ MORE

Sparkling Quevedo Rose Port Sangaree

What you will read next is probably the best ever recipe for a Rosé Port cocktail. The first and only time I tried this cocktail was in Salt Lake City, two weeks ago, on a hot Summer evening, right before starting what we think was READ MORE

2012 Olympic Port Wine tasting in London

The celebration of the 2012 Olympic Games was the perfect excuse to organize a tasting of Ports produced in Olympic years. Without a doubt that the right city to host this event, was the same that was hosting the Olympic Games, this is, 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

The Douro goes to California

The presentation of film Life on the Douro in California came to the end. Judging by the comments of the people it was a large success. Those who have never been neither in the Douro or Porto, could see how beautiful and breathtaking READ MORE

How we make Port Wine at Quevedo

Port Wine is the most well-known of all Portuguese wines and one of the most respected wines in the world. But there are not that many people knowing how is it made. Port Wine is a fortified wine, it means we add a READ MORE

Sediment of a Port Wine vat

Few months ago I made a post about the sediment of 2009 still wines. Huge amounts of sediment were accumulating in the bottom of the vats. At that time two members of our community, Andy and Derek, were wondering how the sediment of READ MORE

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