Christian CALLEC

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QUINTA DA ALORNA (TEJO)… BEST KEPT SECRET?

Please read previous articles about Portugal During the 19th edition of the CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES in Guimarães, a great tasting was organized by WINES OF PORTUGAL at the PAÇO DOS DUQUES DE BRAGANÇA. A big amount of wineries was presenting a selection of their wines to the jurors and staff of the Concours Mondial. […]

AROUND THE 19th CONCOURS MONDIAL IN PORTUGAL (9) – TOURISM & GASTRONOMY

Please read previous and next articles During the 19th edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, jurors and staff visited different regions, cities and monuments in the Minho (Vinho Verde) and Douro (Douro, Port) regions. I especially enjoyed the visit, the tasting and the fantastic lunch at the QUINTA SANTA MARIA in Carreira (Barcelos). Among […]

AROUND THE 19th CONCOURS MONDIAL IN PORTUGAL (8) – TOURISM & GASTRONOMY

Please read previous and next articles TOURISM: if you happen to be in the Vinho Verde region, take the time to follow the Vinho Verde wine route signs which will bring you along the most beautiful quintas ‘from Cávado to Lima’, ‘from coast to mountain’ and even to the ‘Three enchanting cities’ of Guimarães, Braga […]

AROUND THE 19th CONCOURS MONDIAL IN PORTUGAL (7) – DISCOVERING VINHO VERDE

Please read previous and next articles about Vinho Verde Among all the Vinho Verde wines we tasted during one week in Portugal and the ones I tasted earlier in the Netherlands, I would recommend you the following ones (In red, the wines I would surely buy for at home… ):

AROUND THE 19th CONCOURS MONDIAL IN PORTUGAL (6) – DISCOVERING VINHO VERDE

Please read previous and next articles about Vinho Verde The previous information should be giving you the necessary guideline, as I wrote… Unfortunately, it doesn’t always. Why? Just because many big(ger) wine companies are just willing to SELL wines the way they think consumers want to buy it. Especially for the white wines, many wineries […]