Congratulations Portugal - New Year, New Opportunities for the Wine Industry

Posted by João Guedes on 31-Mar-2015 16:17:00

Based on quality, value, availability and emotion, more than 5000 remarkable wines were classified above 90 points by the prestigious North American magazine Wine Spectator, from which 100 were considered the best wines in the world in 2014.

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The Best Cruises in the Douro River

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 30-Mar-2015 16:14:00

Even though Douro Valley is not a secret for many travellers, the truth is that Douro river cruises tend to be off the beaten track in comparison to other popular rivers in Europe, such as the Rhine, Danube or Seine.

However, a wine cruise in Douro is full of unforgettable experiences that will surprise those who are unfamiliar to the Douro Valley region. From Porto, Portugal's second major city, full of historic corners, monuments and tradition, to the heart of the Douro Valley with slopes covered with vineyards, a cruise in the Douro River is a must-do experience for those visiting Porto.

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One of the Most Beautiful Libraries in The World

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 29-Mar-2015 17:10:00

The "joanina" library in Coimbra was elected as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. In 2013 it was considered by The Telegraph the most amazing library in the world and now it was Travel + Leisure to include it in the top 20 libraries.

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Real Companhia Velha: A Wine Tour You Won't Forget

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 28-Mar-2015 16:30:00

When you think of a wine tour you always imagine a dark cellar, oak barrels and old wines aged to perfection. But there are tours that take that whole experience to another level, bringing you the best that the wine world has to offer.

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Portugal as a Top Food and Wine Destination

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 27-Mar-2015 17:30:00

Portugal is a sunny country in the most western part of Europe. With over 200 days of sunshine per year, an extension of more than 800 kms of beaches either with golden infinite dunes or cut by steep cliffs and only a few hours flight from the main European cities, Portugal has become one of today's leading travel destinations.

In Portugal, within a short distance there is a great diversity of landscapes, various leisure activities and a unique cultural heritage, where the traditional and the contemporary come together in a perfect harmony. Lisbon, Portugal's capital city, was nominated as one the Best European Destinations in 2015.

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10 Wine Tours You Can't Miss in Porto

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 26-Mar-2015 17:00:00

Porto is Portugal's second largest city and was elected Best European Destination 2017. Every year the city attracts thousands of tourists eager to discover the ancient downtown, the typical riverside with colourfully painted houses, to get lost in century old streets, to enjoy the Portuguese cuisine and, of course, to taste wine.

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Four Perfect Spring Break Destinations in Northern Portugal

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 25-Mar-2015 15:00:00

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Spring is here and it's time to plan an amazing Spring break getaway. At the beginning of spring, the weather in Portugal is already mild and warm, which makes Portugal the best travel destination for a great weekend during springtime. For those who love wine tours and tastings, the mild temperatures make it possible for long walks along the most beautiful vineyards in Portugal, discover unexplored paths in the wild or make a wine cruise.

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Top 5 European Wine Destinations

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 23-Mar-2015 19:04:00

European Wine Destinations

There is no doubt that our world has a lot of destinations where to enjoy the wonders of wine. Europe is the largest wine producing region, making it one of the best wine travel destinations in the world.

European wine production accounts for more than two thirds of the world's production. Over the years France and Italy have taken turns at the leadership of wine producing industry. In 2014 France made its way up to the first place, according to new data from the International Organisation of Vine & Wine.

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