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Cooking and Wine – Need Some Help?
Need a white wine for cooking? The most important thing to know is that the wine should taste good on its own. A poor-quality wine can turn a great dish into a bad one.
Tasting Challenge: Tawny Port
This week, we’ll be tasting Portuguese Port, and discussing the inhospitable region that’s led to this highly prized dessert wine.
The Many Styles of Tawny Port Wine
People love Tawny Port wine for it’s sweet flavors of caramel, cocoa, dried fruit, and nuts. Lets find out which style of Tawny to choose based on your tastes.
Styles of Port and Their Pairings
Port wine in a range of versatile styles including: Ruby, Tawny, White and Rosé. Find out about the most popular styles of Port and their ideal pairings.
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.
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.
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…
What is Madeira? The Rare Island Wine
A wine that has remained unchanged for 200 years. Learn how Madeira tastes, when to drink it, the different styles, and advice for cooking and cocktails.
5 Dry Portuguese Wines That Will Knock Your Socks Off
Over the last few years Portugal has been ramping up their quality for dry red and white wines. Surprisingly, most can still be found for less than $10. Here are 5 wines you just have to try…
How Port Wine is Made and Why It’s Amazing
The people of Portugal have been growing grapes along the Douro river since the time of Jesus. In the Douro, many of the port wine making techniques used today have been around for centuries. Learn how it’s done, from start to finish.