Port Wine History

Posted by Filipe Teixeira on 26-Apr-2016 19:00:00

Probably one the most known Portuguese trades, Port Wine is a unique and exceptional wine.

It's much more than wine, it's part of a collective cultural heritage of work and experience, know-how and art that has been built and passed on from generation to generation.

Port Wine - Douro Valley

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Topics: Douro Culture & Heritage Wine Wine Tourism Port Wine Douro Valley

Portugal: much more than Fado, Good Wine and Food!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 27-Feb-2016 21:53:14

This petite country that nowadays is a destination that is getting more and more trendy, has been proving to be an extraordinary place, with extraordinary features that go beyond fado, excellent wine and food, beaches and good weather and all the unique characteristics usually it is known for!

For instances, recently we have been discovering that Portugal was the source of inspiration for many artists and creatives, especially writers! J.K.Rowling has let Porto inspire her to create Harry Potter and all the incredible details in Hogwarts iimaginary. Yann Martel’s 'Life of Pi' Author, New Novel takes place in Portugal and was based partly in the research experiences he got to experience in Lisbon and Trás-os-montes. And a few days ago we were unfortunately remembered by Umberto Eco’s death that Portugal will also forever live through the work of this internationally renowned italian writer and philosopher!

Umberto Eco Foucault's Pendulum

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Topics: Wine & Food Culture & Heritage Getaways Inspirational journeys

The Newly Discovered Algarve, full of History and Wine!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 18-Feb-2016 17:40:58

Have you ever visited the Algarve, the charming coastline of southern Portugal? Well, if you haven't, without a doubt, you should! But either if you had that chance or not, you most certainly have already heard about its gorgeous unusual cave beaches, splendorous weather, luxurious Resorts, Marinas and numerous top quality Golf courses!

It is only normal, since those features are the ones for which Algarve is broadly known across the globe. Andy Symington, a Lonely Planet Writer described the coast of the Algarve as "a seemingly endless series of some of Europe’s finest beaches (...) seriously spectacular stretches of sand: the climate and atmosphere are Mediterranean, but (due to the Atlantic) good waves and water sports are available alongside more sedate, family-oriented paddling zones. There are more than 150 beaches to choose from".  And as a result of that, all sorts of Resorts and Villas offering accommodations, and activities like sightseeing cruises in all kinds of boats and yachts started being available for all the world travelers that came across this secret charming Mediterranean paradise.

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Topics: Wine & Food Culture & Heritage Getaways Inspirational journeys

Portugal, Renovating Journeys and Literary Inspiration!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 14-Feb-2016 19:51:50

The High Mountains of Portugal could be the name of a fantastic wine tour, or even better, a novel’s title…

But wait... it is! That is exactly the title of Yann Martel’s New Novel! 'Life of Pi' Author talked with Travel+Leisure about Travel as a way to re-center yourself and about Portugal and the research he made in Lisbon and Trás-os-montes!

Yann-Martel-High-Mountains-Portugal-BOOKQA0216.jpgiImage Credits: Emma Love

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Topics: Wine & Food Culture & Heritage Getaways Inspirational journeys

Bairrada: Great Wine, Food, Historic Magnitude and Love!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 10-Feb-2016 13:00:22

Like any other wine region in Portugal, Bairrada is a place where extraordinary good wine and food are everywhere, which also has a light and a color that inspires romance. The blurred light, the green tones through the foliage of a resplendent forest that inspires poets, painters and lovers... Either you are visiting the north, the center or the south, Portugal is truly a place for Romance, since it has been inspiring it for ages!

This Region in particular manifests its cultural uniqueness through flavorful amazing typical dishes and desserts, like the famous Bairrada style roasted piglet and Santa Clara Pastry, and off course, top quality wines, but mostly through its rich historical heritage, and captivating tragic love stories of ancient Portuguese Kings and Queens. So it is not surprising that a journey to Bairrada is able to truly transport you into the middle of several epic historical movies in just 4 Days!

Bussaco Palce Hotel, Luso, PorugalPhoto credits: Rui Videira

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Topics: Wine & Food Exclusive tours Culture & Heritage Getaways Bairrada

Feeling Like a Novel's Character in Portugal (for Valentine’s)!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 26-Jan-2016 11:34:57

Did you noticed Valentine’s Day is getting closer? Well, if you are still wondering about where to go and what to do to spend a spectacular romantic time with your other half, we have just the perfect tip: Spend the weekend in Portugal and live happily ever after!

Portugal is the perfect scenario for those who love to make the most of a romantic getaway! A short break will really be ideal, but if you are truly extremely busy (and have a valid reason for that) the tours we are recommending also can be enjoyed in a shorter version.

So, either you have just half-day or an entire weekend to dedicate to the love of your life, you will have the chance to sense intimately the surreal beauty of Portugal’s unique landscapes, the excitingly original flavors of local wines and food as well as to feel like the character of a passionate thrilling romance in Porto, Douro or Lisbon’s novel-like surroundings.

Porto - Best Romantic Destination

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Topics: Douro Wine Tours Lisbon Porto Culture & Heritage

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