Niepoort: Low Alcohol Portuguese Wine

Niepoort Vinhos

Reading Time: "Are you making low alcohol wines because you like them, or is it because it's what consumers are looking for these days? " Dirk Niepoort looked at me in the eye for a second before replying, "when it comes to these wines, I don't give a s@#!t about what

XXVI Talhas Mestre Daniel, Do Tareco

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Reading Time: Wines made in small clay pots? In the Fall of 2019, the Wines of Alentejo took me through a one-week jaunt of cellars in this part of Portugal. During the trip, I visited a number of producers who are making wines in clay vessels. Portugal is home to

Why I Love Portuguese Wine

Why I Love Portuguese Wine

Reading Time: This is a confession, I love Portuguese wine. Maybe it’s the unique grape varieties, perhaps it’s the high quality to price ratio, or maybe it’s the people. Portugal is home to almost 250 native grape varieties. Thanks to the centuries-old wine culture and to a number of high-quality cooperatives,

Vinho de Talha: Portuguese Wine from Amphora

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Reading Time: Amphora wines are in fashion these days and are produced all over the world. While making wines in amphora (qvevri) may have originated in Georgia, the technique was revitalized by Joško Gravner (Collio, Italy). But, it is Portugal that has the world's only appellation dedicated to wines made

Alentejo: Plush Red Portuguese Wine and More

Portuguese Wine Alentejo Wine

Reading Time: Mouth-filling reds that over-deliver their price points. That's was my past impression of Alentejo. While there are plenty of inexpensive, enjoyable reds to be found, Alentejo is much more than just cheap reds. There are world-class wines to be found in the region, both red and white. Over