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Lisboa — Portugal’s ‘Other’ Wine Region Surprises

By |November 5th, 2017|

  (Map: Wines of Portugal) Lisboa is 'Lisbon' in Portuguese. But it refers also to the wine region to the north and west of the city (known until recently as 'Estremadura'). Lisbon itself is 29 kms, inland from the coast, which sports a rugged landscape, with a mountain range running parallel, north to [...]

5 Good Reasons to Re-think (and Drink) Portugal

By |June 1st, 2014|

Portugal's stunning Douro Valley. These days, though, there's a whole lot more to Portugal than Port. Portugal is back in the table wine game with a vengeance. No better proof of that than a recent Vancouver  visit by a couple of score of key producers. Judging by the excitement in the room the [...]

Belly’s Best: A Bevy of (Well) Under $20 Portuguese Table Wine Deals

By |November 29th, 2012|

Portuguese table wine's old image is long gone, Tim Pawsey photo Three reasons propelled me to this week’s Wines of Portugal Seminar and lunch at Vancouver's Wildebeest: 1. Portugal’s table wines still don’t get the respect they deserve. 2. Barb Philip MW and husband Iain  are not only some of the nicest people [...]

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