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Portugal - Last stop before the sail

Duriense
February 13, 2014
In the north of Portugal, two of the most famous Denominaçâo de Origem Controladas (DOC) reside in the Duriense Vinho Regional (VR). Along the Douro River, flowing east from Spain to the Atlantic Ocean, vintners in Porto and Douro have crafted wines prized the world over for centuries. . . . keep reading
Green Wine?
Green Wine? In the northwest corner of Portugal, the Minho Vinho Regional (VR) borders Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. The Minho River, the natural northern border with Spain, flows east to west and empties into the region's other border, the Atlantic Ocean. The latter impacts the wines of this region dramatically, as its cooling influence does not encourage easy ripening. Yet, as residents have known for centuries, that is not always a bad thing. . . . keep reading
Portugal - Last stop before the sail
Located on the western tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal owns a lengthy and distinguished wine history. With coasts on the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the country's ability for overseas trading has kept Portugal among the most important areas of wine production for centuries. The demand for its wines also led to widespread plantings and Portugal remains covered in native varietals that enhance the country's uniqueness. . . . keep reading
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