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The Presidential: In Douro with history, luxury and gastronomy

A sunny and warm morning in Porto was the preview of a nice trip to Douro, but not just any visit, a trip in a historic train, once used by kings, dictators, and presidents, now baptized as The Presidential. While hundreds of tourists were enchanted by the tiles of the extremely beautiful São Bento Railway […]

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Quinta do Ameal

It was the year of 2013, we were in a wine tasting waiting for our glasses to be filled with Quinta do Ameal Loureiro, and despite already knowing the wines, we hadn’t met their producer, Pedro Araújo. Nice, smiley, and very passionate in his words, after a good talk about his wines, he confessed us he […]

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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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A Day in Pinhão

Train Station of Pinhão During our stay at Vintage House Douro (see), we had the chance to visit (once again) Pinhão, located in the right margin of Douro, it is the center of the demarcated region of Port Wine. Pinhão is a small parish belonging to Alijó and its landscape is classified by UNESCO as […]

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PipaDouro

Friendship I and Pipadouro II There’s nothing like waking up early in the morning and go out into the road, heading to Pinhão, leaving the motorway aside and travel through twists and curves between Alijó and our destination. Stop the car in a steep downhill of grand landscapes and fully enjoy the horizon our eyes […]

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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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Adegga Porto WineMarket 2014

On the April 5th, the city of Porto opened its doors to the Adegga group for the 1st edition of Porto WineMarket, having André Ribeirinho as cicerone, whom is by these days the main ambassador of Port Wine over borders, and the Porto Palácio Hotel has stage. Speaking of the space it’s impossible not to […]

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