The First Port In Space? Quevedo, Of Course!

Some months ago, I heard that for Mário Ferreira, the man that transports most people up and down the Douro RIver (he owns Douro Azul cruises), The World is not enough. Therefore, he decided to embark in a spacecraft to travel in space, and he’ll be the first Portuguese doing it; just like a modern Gil Eanes!

I read yesterday that, differently from the Portuguese explorers, he is not planning to leave a stone evidence that he has been there. He has just had a much better idea: bring to the space a bottle of Port Wine, that first to arrive to such heights.

Here is the challenge: make Quevedo the so called flying wine. In facto, there is a number of reasons that makes logical the choice of Quevedo as the highest Port ever. I could speak about the family, the Quintas, the terroir, the taste, the nose, the colour, the perfume… I could write about all that, but I’d be just inventing excuses.

Quevedo will be the first because a wine that conquers France and Belgium and that is about to delight London, deserves the space conquer. Dear Mário, the bottle is on its way!

A hug,


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  1. Ema Martins Tuesday December 9th, 2008 | reply
    Fabuloso! :-D
  2. José Eduardo Wednesday December 10th, 2008 | reply
    :D Assim se faz o que tem que ser feito.
  3. WineConsumer Wednesday December 10th, 2008 | reply
    This is a fabulous idea! Bravo!
  4. Ines Borges Sunday February 1st, 2009 | reply
    Boa ideia! I love yOU!
  5. Pedro Monday February 2nd, 2009 | reply
    Thanks for the comments, specially for the I love you. Sorry for my delay, but it seams that Mário Ferreira has already a deal with another Port producer. They say they'll have the first bottle of Port in space... but I'm sure that the first Port in the stomach and heart of an "austronaut" will be Quevedo. Mário, you just have to drink it before embarking in the spacecraft. In the end, the important is the wine, not the bottle... Pedro

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