Wine and Food in Portugal: Portuguese Food Is as Good as Its Wine

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 30-Jun-2017 21:00:00

If you are in the Douro region, everyone will talk about the great Douro wines (which they are!) and the wine tasting tours in wonderful vineyards (which is obviously a must-do!). But even if you are visiting Douro for the wine and the landscapes, there is one thing you need to know about Douro: Its food is as good as its wine and Douro is home to some of the best restaurants in Portugal.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Porto

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 16-Jun-2017 21:00:00

Porto, not being a large city, has it all: a beautiful downtown, a colourful and traditional riverside, great beaches, culturally rich monuments, churches and museums, and beautiful parks to walk around or have a picnic. 

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Lisbon City Break Guide

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 19-May-2017 20:30:00

Spreading over a string of seven hills overlooking the Tagus River, Portugal's main city offers all the delights you can expect of a European major city and more: great monasteries and museums, Gothic cathedrals, beach, old but vibrant neighbourhoods, large avenues with great shopping opportunities, a lively nightlife, new and luxuriously renovated hotels, restaurants and great cellars and wineries nearby where you can taste the best Portuguese wines. 

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Portugal: a Top Food and Wine Destination

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 05-May-2017 21:30:00

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.

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Wine & Architecture - The Most Modern Wineries in Portugal

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 11-Nov-2015 11:15:00

When it comes to wine tasting you will have to agree with this: the whole experience includes much more than the tasting itself, right? Otherwise it would be like tasting wine at home. The surroundings, the history of the wine, the people we are with, the architecture of the winery... all of these factors play an important role in the feeling that you get from the experience and how you will remember it later.

Even though Portugal has the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and has been producing and exporting wine for centuries, there are a few wineries and producers who, besides the undeniable quality of their wines, also invested in designing and creating modern wineries of great architectural value.

For the wine and architecture enthusiasts, here are a few examples of the most modern and beautifully designed wineries in Portugal.

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Carmo's Boutique Hotel, an Authentic Experience by Nelson Carvalheiro

Posted by Nelson Carvalheiro on 13-Oct-2015 16:20:00

Carmo’s Boutique Hotel is located in a very rural area of northern Portugal, 5 km from Ponte de Lima. The warm hospitality of the people in this region is well known and their "back to Portuguese roots" way of welcoming guests is something I’ve always appreciated. The hotel was nominated in 2013 by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best new hotels in the world. With all this in mind I gladly spent a sunny weekend at the end of winter at Carmos Boutique Hotel.

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