"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
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
"We opened this special bottle last night and thought it would be great to share it with you," Dirk Niepoort said. "The base of this wine is from the mid-1800s."
I've tasted wines several times with Dirk and he's always generous. If you're lucky enough to sit down
Quinta Varzea da Pedra is one of my favorite discoveries of 2020.
Every year, I taste thousands of wines from all over the world. A handful of those wines have that special something, a twinkle in the eye. That's what drew me to Quinta Varzea da Pedra.
Real Portuguese Wine is aiming to bring Portuguese natural wine to the world!
In the Fall of 2019, I did my annual trip to Portugal. I spent a riveting two and a half weeks traveling through the Douro, Dão, Bairrada, and Alentejo. The trip wrapped up in the capital
Portuguese wine is the gift that keeps on giving.
This small country packs a punch when it comes to wine. It's not a secret that I adore Portuguese wine and jump at the opportunity to taste it whenever possible. The world needs what Portugal has to offer. Delicious
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,
Hello! Welcome to As Drunk by Exotic Wine Travel, a weekly column where we feature interesting wines that we encourage you to seek out. The reviews featured in this series may be written by either one or the both of us. The featured wines can be from obscure or
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
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.