Tag Archive: Portugal

May 05

Port, Wine & Bacalhau in the Douro Valley, Portugal: part 2

Our third morning* in Portugal’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro wine region began with the now mandatory drive through magnificent countryside, our bus skirting the edge of the misty valley before climbing up to Favaios, on a plateau which at 600 metres is the Douro’s highest point. DAY 3: Quinta da Avessada, Quinta do Tedo, DOC …

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May 01

Port, Wine & Bacalhau in the Douro Valley, Portugal: part 1

I’m not sure if it was the three days of intense activity at Wine Pleasures’ International Wine Tourism Conference in Porto, Portugal – watching presentations, live-tweeting, blogging, networking, lunching, drinking and dining, and, on the last day, giving a presentation on Grantourismo. Or whether it was the twelve months of non-stop round-the-world travel for our …

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Apr 13

Wine Pleasures International Wine Tourism Conference, Portugal

It’s a long time between posts at the moment, I know. This was our first post on our Portugal trip, and this was our second, and you’re about to read the third. Apologies for the lengthy time between them, but we are absolutely frantic, working on a book, a city guide, and loads of stories for …

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Apr 06

Quaffing Vinho Verde in the Minho Valley, Portugal

Quaffing vinho verde in Portugal’s Minho we may well have been – and with a Count no less! – but not for two weeks, as the date on our last blog post To Porto, to Present Grantourismo, Talk Travel and Taste Wine suggests. We’re actually on an altogether different continent working on some fun projects and …

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Mar 21

To Porto, to Present Grantourismo, Talk Travel and Taste Wine

From chilly Edinburgh, where our yearlong grand tour officially ended, we went to the splendid Atlantic coast city of Porto in Northern Portugal, where we shed some layers, soaked up some welcome sunshine, saw cobalt skies for the first time in months, and attended Wine Pleasures’ 2011 International Wine Tourism Conference. As wine, along with …

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