The journey started some 15 years ago learning about the pedigree and history of this much-forgotten wine country with its stunning variety of grapes and regions, while the rest of Europe and the world are obsessed with Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Pinot Grigio. Portugal delights in being different, in the north, green wines from Vinhos Verde with varieties such Alvarhino, Loureiro through to the Dao region in the center with its smooth reds with epic varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Encruzado, Tinto–Roriz (Tempranello in Spain) and onto Biarrada on the Atlantic coast which makes some stunning sparkling wines based around the Champagne method, not forgetting the robust wines of Lisbon with their wonderful fruity aromas , to say nothing of the Alentejo with is big fruity reds, where at least 75% of the worlds cork is grown.

Portuguese Vinhos