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

2017-11-02T11:26:16+07:00By |

Our third morning* in Portugal’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley 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 Douro Valley: Quinta da [...]

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

2018-11-26T11:00:58+07:00By |

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 HomeAwayUK-Grantourismo [...]

Wine Pleasures International Wine Tourism Conference, Portugal

2018-05-10T16:22:19+07:00By |

We've been absolutely frantic, working on a book, a city guide, lots of stories for magazines, and developing some exciting Grantourismo partnerships. We've also been in Portugal sipping port wine. In case you missed them, catch up here on our Portugal trip with a read of this first post and second. We won’t blame you for thinking that all we [...]

Quaffing Vinho Verde in the Minho Valley, Portugal

2018-11-26T12:21:13+07:00By |

Quaffing vinho verde in Portugal’s Minho Valley 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 [...]

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

2018-11-26T11:01:05+07:00By |

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 [...]