Douro Valley, Portugal: Harrowing drive pays off

Wow, I can see why the Douro Valley has received such great press lately.  It is probably the most dramatic and beautiful wine region in the world.  Views are spectacular.  Vineyards are planted on steep terraces that hug the Douro River.  But, this all comes at a price.  The drive on the other hand, is […]

Madeira, Portugal: More, please

If you haven’t tried Madeira wine yet, let me introduce you to your new best friend.  Think gingerbread, toffee and spices and so much more.   Actually, it’s not as sweet as you might think as the high acidity offsets the sweetness.  As a fortified wine it is just like Port, but will pair with any […]