Vinho de Talha: Portuguese Wine from Amphora

Vinho de Talha Portuguese Wine Alentejo 2

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

Baga Friends 2015 Releases

Portuguese Wine Bairrada Baga Friends

Reading Time: "Be careful with Bairrada now!" The first time Charine and I visited Portugal, we chose a Bairrada of the wine list. The sommelier's eyes lit up when we asked for the bottle. He gave us a warning about the wine's fierce tannins as he grinned from ear to ear.

Ten Volcanic Wines From GoVolcanic

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Reading Time: Volcanic wines are a hot subject these days and GoVolcanic proved to be an explosive tasting. Bad jokes aside, the first edition of GoVolcanic in Budapest, Hungary proved to be an interesting event. There were great volcanic wines from all over the world including Hungary, Austria, Israel, Spain,

Best Wine Memories of 2019

Exotic Wine Travel Best Wine Memories of 2019

Reading Time: As 2019 closes and 2020 unfolds, it will mark five straight years of traveling around the world. We've spent that entire time uncovering unique wines from both far-flung and well-known regions of the wine world. In 2015 we left our careers to take a sabbatical. I had a