Category Archives: Miscellany

Earth Day

Nothing more beautiful, or more expressive of hope…

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Novo Ano, Nova Vida

Read New Year, New Life in English Entre todas as mudanças dos últimos meses, uma foi a mudança de casa.  Tenho metade do espaço, mas metade da renda, e a casa fica numa zona tranquila, só a dez minutos a … Continue reading

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New Year, New Life

Pode ler Novo Ano, Nova Vida em Português Among the changes of the past six months or more was a change of house.  I have half the space, but am paying half the rent, and it is located in a … Continue reading

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What Next?

At the end of June I concluded my contract with Symington Family Estates.  I had already handed off the Graham’s Blog to colleagues after the 2012 Harvest to focus on the development of The Vintage Port Site.  I am very … Continue reading

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A Sunday Lunch Lesson in Food Pairing

Nothing feels quite so decadent as a long lazy Sunday lunch.  And if it’s really good, you don’t need to worry about dinner, as you will still be deep in conversation with your friends and grazing the cheese board till … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – Feliz Natal

Já recebi uma entrega das rabanadas frescas e ainda quentes!  Com um copo do vinho do Porto Tawny… fantastico. I just received a delivery of fresh, still-warm rabanadas!  This is a Portuguese dessert like french toast, but better than any … Continue reading

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Bacalhau Dourado

Read Golden Bacalhau in English. No último verão tive o melhor bacalhau de sempre no Restaurante Beira Rio, no Tua, e perguntei o nome e como era feito ao meu amigo que almoçou comigo nesse dia.  Ele disse que se … Continue reading

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Um Copo do Vinho do Porto – A Glass of Port

Acho que o vinho do porto é o melhor vinho da meditação.  Rico, doce, descontraído, este copo do vinho inspira ideias, emoções, confiança, fé.  Hoje eu provei um vinho do porto feito por um amigo que tem uma quinta no … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution – em Português

Pode ler em Português ao baixo. One day last summer, in a tiny Douro village, I stopped at a café with colleagues.  Whilst they drank their coffee, I played with the sugar packets.  They were printed with words and phrases … Continue reading

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Censorship Protest

Generally I am not a very politically aware or involved person, the issues just feel way too big for me to either grasp or influence.  But this gets me where I live and work.  Whilst I am sickened by the … Continue reading

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