September 12th, 2018

Touriga Franca

A northern Portuguese native, used mainly in Port wine production, as well as blended table wines of the Dão. Wines are deep in colour, with floral, red-fruit flavours.

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October 26th, 2015

Exploring Touriga Nacional Wine

Touriga Nacional (“tor-ee-gah nah-see-un-nall”) is a full-bodied red wine from Portugal with aging potential like Cabernet Sauvignon. This unsung grape variety is most common as a blending grape in Port wine and has only recently been championed as a dry red wine.

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October 10th, 2016

What Grapes Make the Best Wine Blends?

Each grape variety that’s added to a wine blend contributes a special attribute that combines to create a perfectly well-rounded, rich and smooth tasting wine. So, what grapes make the perfect blends?

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May 9th, 2016

The Wines of Portugal (Organized by Region)

To many wine experts, Portugal is the last frontier of wine in Western Europe; there is still so much to be tasted and explored. So with all the excitement this region offers, let’s take a look at what the major wines and regions there are to know.

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February 24th, 2016

Homage To Big Bold Red Wines 

A great starting point of regions (and wine varieties) to seek out when you need something big, bold and red. Spain, South Africa, California and Australia all have something in common…

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October 23rd, 2015

Shortlist of Sweet Red Wines To Know

Well-made sweet red wines will change your perception of this style. Included to this list are Recioto della Valpolicella (Amarone’s cousin), Black Muscat and Brachetto d’Acqui. Find out about the wines that pair perfectly with chocolate.

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June 3rd, 2015

What is Port Wine?

Port is a sweet red fortified wine from Portugal. Port is most commonly enjoyed as a dessert wine because it is rich and sweet. There are several styles of Port, including red, white, rosé and an aged style called Tawny…

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