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Quinta do Vesuvio 2014 and Pedro Lemos

Launching a new harvest is always motive to party and celebrate, time for tastings and presentations, hustle and anxiety. But also time to enjoy, even more when it’s about a great wine, of inescapable name and of course, of a producer like Symington. Symington is one of those companies in which no detail is left […]

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Vinum “IV Jornadas do Boi de Trás-os-Montes”

Another edition of Vinum’s gastronomical event, the restaurant of Graham’s Port Lodge operated in parternship between Symington and the Basque group Sagardi. An event that respects the best Basque tradition, consisting in the celebration and presentation of a unique meat, old ox meat (over 13 years old, and more than 1300 kg). If last year (see) the surprise […]

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Chryseia 2014 and the creativity of Hans Neuner

On the past July the 6th, at Ocean (** Michelin), the restaurant of Vila Vita Park Hotel, Prats & Symington – a joint venture between the Symington family and the famous producer of Bordeaux, Bruno Prats – presented, for the 13th time, its classic Chryseia, one of the most prestigious names of Douro, born in 2000 […]

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Vinum

There’s no need for introductions to Vinum around here, it was chosen as “Revelation Restaurant” in the “Flavors & Senses – The Best for 2014” and since then it has been present between the nominees in our several categories. The combo of Graham’s (Symington) and the savoir faire of the Sagardi group has revealed to be a happy partnership, bringing to Porto […]

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Vinum “III Jornadas do Boi de Trás-os-Montes”

Another year, another edition of Vinum’s gastronomic “festival”, the restaurant of Graham’s Port Lodge, a partnership with the Basque group Sagardi that brings to its guests the Festival of Trás-os-Montes Ox. An event consisting on the celebration (forgive me the vegans and vegetarians, but I think celebration is the proper word) and the presentation of a […]

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Quinta do Bomfim

Quinta do Bomfim is one of the most emblematic Quintas from the “Cima Corgo” region, located in the heart of Pinhão, right next to the wonderful Douro River. The Quinta has played the lead role in the most emblematic Dow’s wines since 1896, when it was bought by the company, nowadays is in hands of the Symington […]

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Wine on Tour #2 – Quinta do Vesúvio

 Quinta do Vesuvio 2009 at Tugra, restaurant of the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel After the #1 Wine on Tour in Paris, with the Graham’s 20 years Port, we went to Istanbul, this time with the wine from the famous Quinta do Vesúvio, nowadays in care of the Symington Family. The concept is simple, we challenge the sommeliers and […]

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Wine on Tour #1 – Graham’s 20 Years old Tawny Port

Restaurant Septime (*Michelin) For some time now, the idea of promoting something Portuguese during our travels hovered in my head, we get to know amazing places, wonderful restaurants and excellent hotels, why not take a bit of Portugal to them? As it should be, wine was the heritage chosen, and what a heritage! With our […]

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Porto à Mesa – Vinum

Another year, another edition of Porto Wine Fest, the only event in town uniquely dedicated to Port Wine and to gastronomy. The location was the same as the previous editions, with Douro and the river banks as background. This year, we were invited by Vinum restaurant (elected by the voters of the Flavors & Senses […]

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