Vinho Verde: The Secrets of a Unique White Wine & its Stunning Region

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 28-Mar-2016 14:47:41

I have got to be honest with you, I am writing this blog post drinking a glass of some fine fresh delightful vinho verde, and about it I am just going to say TWO things. One, I really am enjoying it and …TWO, I am truly sorry I cannot tell you which particular Wine I am having the pleasure to be tasting right now!  You see, we represent many excellent Wine producers and we do not want you to think less of all the others!

What we can guarantee that it is not just vinho verde, that is refreshing and amusing, the wine region that draw its name from it is also surprisingly refreshing and delightful. Many refer to Portuguese vinho verde as the perfect wine for day drinking, others highlight its singular freshness and fun character which makes it the best wine for spring and summer time. But in my opinion this wine tastes like spring and summer…that fantastic feeling when birds are singing, the sun is shining and inviting for so many activities and amusing outdoor experiences! And that’s why Wine Tourism in Portugal designed a tour that will turn you a vinho verde connoisseur and enthusiast of the Region that produces this unique white wine.

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Topics: Wine Tours Vinho Verde Wine Wine Production

Portos Raros em Prova

Posted by Marcelo Copello on 15-Mar-2016 17:59:40

“Bordeaux é uma bebida para rapazes e o Vinho do Porto para homens

- Samuel Johson (literato inglês, século  XVIII)

Há muitos anos escrevi que as duas mais belas regiões vinícolas do mundo são a Toscana e o Douro. Afora a indelicadeza aí contida (admito) com as demais regiões do mundo de Baco, cada uma com sua particular beleza, dentre as duas regiões citadas minha balança pende cada vez mais para o Douro, não apenas pelo cenário deslumbrante, mas pelos vinhos. Enquanto a Toscana se internacionaliza, ainda com inúmeros grandes vinhos, mas já com um incomodo contingente de "genéricos", o Douro mantém-se Douro. Seus vinhos são a pura expressão daquela paisagem dramática.

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Em visitas às caves de Vila Nova de Gaia, pude provar uma fantástica coleção de Portos raros (remontando a 1935!), das casas do grupo Sogevinus (Kopke, Cálem, Burmester e Barros), é líder mundial na categoria Colheita.

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Topics: Douro Wine Tours Porto Wine Experiences Wine Vinho do Porto Caves Provas de Vinhos

Women & Wine: A Long, Complicated & Fruitful Relationship!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 10-Mar-2016 20:56:49

In the week we celebrated the International Women Day, when everyone is talking about the female role in the society and its evolution, it is interesting to see that women have been fighting for equal treatment and equal opportunities, but still are treated as special because they manage to do all things that women are supposed to do and yet be really great at something else!

So we decided to take a look into the Wine World, and try to understand if women in wine are yet limited by this preconception.

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Topics: Wine Wine Production Wine & Women

Easter in Portugal: Spring Break Fun for Everyone!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 04-Mar-2016 16:25:18
If you are thinking about booking your spring time holidays... think Portugal!

We know that Easter, nowadays is mostly about family quality time, with the exception perhaps of some young people for whom this period is more about spring break fun with friends. But no matter who you choose to spend your holidays with, Portugal is the ideal choice!

Either you are traveling alone, with friends, toddlers or teenage kids, if you are a hip trendy young traveler, or an experienced Traveler that has seen it all... if you are all about gorgeous landscape and nature, wine, food, architecture, arts and culture, heritage or unique experiences... Portugal will have the perfect destination for you, and Wine Tourism in Portugal will have the best tours, with, off course, the best service for you. The extra good news is that if you book for Easter holidays, most of these Exclusive Tours are with a special up to 10 % discount... Now, the only decision you need to make is which Portuguese locations you will want to visit!

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Topics: Alentejo Wine & Food City Breaks Algarve Family vacations Porto Lisboa

Governo brasileiro decide "aliviar" o sector do Turismo!

Posted by Mariana Pinto on 03-Mar-2016 14:40:10

No mundo de hoje, felizmente as coisas mudam de um dia para o outro, quando as pessoas se sentem lesadas e demonstram publicamente o seu desagrado com medidas menos "justas"!

O Governo brasileiro oficializou ontem a descida da alíquota de 25 para 6% no que respeita o Imposto de Renda retido na fonte (IRRF) sobre as remessas para o exterior referentes a gastos com turismo.

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Topics: Portugal Turismo Brasil Viagens

Como podem os Brasileiros não pagar imposto extra ao viajar?

Posted by Mariana Pinto on 02-Mar-2016 17:33:14

Graças à retoma de um imposto de retenção na fonte inconveniente à taxa de 25 % que vem acrescentar um custo aos valores pagos, creditados, entregues, empregados ou remetidos para o exterior, destinados ao pagamento de prestação de serviços decorrentes de viagens de turismo, negócios, serviço, treinamento ou missões oficiais, ficou muito mais caro viajar para fora do Brasil.

Este imposto já existia mas não foi cobrado pelo governo brasileiro, que até ao dia 31 de Dezembro de 2015 concedia a sua isenção para estimular o sector. Contudo, agora que o Brasil tem enfrentado dificuldades financeiras, esta é uma das medidas que faz parte do ajuste fiscal.

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Topics: Portugal Turismo Brasil Viagens

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