Portugal has many autochthones grape varieties, red and whites.
White varieties are very interesting, with very different characters, but SYRIA also called Códega do Larinho is fantastic, with citrons aromas of tangerine and orange.
Portugal Dão region has the most gastronomic wines: fresh, intense, elegant with very nice acidity, made with autochthonous grapes from very particularly varieties.
I am a producer in Portuguese Dão region, and I suggest you to taste an old Dão.
Just see what Paul White Thinks about as:
“So far, Portugal has managed to remain true to its traditions, while at the same time offering up a huge range of distinctive grape varieties and unusual wine styles precisely when many of us are tiring of endless New World makeovers of French varietals.
Dao has a lot going for it in that respect: first rate grape varieties firmly rooted in granite-based ‘terroir’ that sparkles back like diamonds, all this shaped by a growing season that’s relatively gentler and longer than other Portuguese regions. Although relatively unknown and sometimes tricky to pronounce, Dao’s red wines offer consumers genuinely new and exciting tasting experiences.”
Visit please our web-site, for now it’s just in Portuguese, but to see photos you don’t need any translation: www.quintadaboavista.eu
I've always said I kept changing jobs to stay one step ahead of the law - LOL! Now I'm doing something I really love. Shame you can't make the Swiss tasting tomorrow but the commute is hell (from LAX to London). However, next week (Friday, 15 May), I'll be in Los Angeles (Redondo Beach) to do an Austrian tasting at Gourmet Cheese & Wine Bar. Maybe you can make that one. It's going to be great - and you can see me in action.
Yeah cooking school was awesome, but I think I've got PTSD from my externship. There is really nothing about working in a restaurant that is a good idea for me. I'd love to find out more about your company. I spend a lot of volunteer time working with young people in the democratic party, and I've always felt like there should be cross over into the wine world. We're just starting to get people really interested in what our generation has to say about politics, it would be great if the powers that be were interested in truely marketing wine to us.
I'm writing an article for a newsletter I send out to small wineries in Napa and sonoma. I would love some thoughts on why and how small wineries can attract "millenials" and why they would want to. I think many would be concerned that they don't have income to buy $30+ bottles of wine.
Thanks for joining the group "Boutique Wineries, Marketing and Emerging Media". I look forward to reading your perspective on emerging media in the wine industry. Your blog - great idea! Keep at it. Looking forward to your next post.