Category Archives: Portugal

Novo Ano, Nova Vida

Entre todas as mudanças dos últimos meses, uma foi a mudança de casa. Continue reading

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New Year, New Life

Among the changes of the past six months or more was a change of house. Continue reading

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The Café and Delicatessen Linha 22

A new cafe has opened on Rua dos Clerigos which, like the electric tram for which it is named, is compact but very pleasant and a good way to learn more about Porto. Continue reading

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O Café e Mercearia Linha 22

Abriu um novo café na Rua dos Clerigos que como o electrico para quem é nomeado, é compacto mas muito agradável, e é uma boa maneira de saber mais sobre o Porto. Continue reading

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The Great Bacalhau Experiment

I always wanted to try to cook bacalhau, the dried salted cod beloved of the Portuguese. Now’s my chance. Continue reading

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Mux Again

Mateus Nicolau de Almeida hosted a tasting and dinner at Deck Foz in Porto. Excellent food well paired with Mateus’ wonderful Muxagat Vinhos wines. Continue reading

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Gaia’s Newest Tasting Room

Quevedo Port Wines open a charming and cheerful tasting room in Gaia. Continue reading

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Mux Redux

Last night at Essência do Vinho I caught up with one of my favourite winemakers (clearly!), Mateus Nicolau de Almeida, maker of the Mux Douro DOC wines (formerly known as Muxagat). If the picture is a little fuzzy… so were … Continue reading

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Portuguese Comprehension

Have spent three days at a ViniPortugal conference, with many of the presentations in Portuguese.  This is actually the best thing for me – intensive listening for a fairly extended period of time, to real voices and real conversations.  Language … Continue reading

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Lesson in Wine Tasting: White Ports

In April 2009 I worked behind the scenes at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London and became friends with Nicola Thomson, who has since come to visit me here in Porto several times.  Nicola is an independent wine professional … Continue reading

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