Most people know Portugal for Vino Verde and Port wines. But there is more to Portugal there is more than that. Although a tiny country for wine making, Portugal is full of history and tradition. Bordering the length of Spain to the east and the Atlantic ocean to the west, Portugal divides into some 14 different regions from north to south. The Portuguese wines are just a varied as the regions themselves.
The two times that I got to visit Portugal (the first time was during the International Wine Tourism Conference a few years ago and the second time during the first Conference of the Douro Wines last year), centered around Oporto and along the Douro river where we find quaint little villages, beautiful valleys, and the famous and not so famous Port Houses and the wines of the Douro. Light and citrusy, the white wines are quite refreshing on a hot summer day, while the juicy plummy reds are great and easy drinking and are very food friendly.
This video is just a bird’s-eye view of what you can find in Portugal.