Christian CALLEC

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LOVELY & AFFORDABLE PORTUGUESE RED

CASA ERMELINDA FREITAS, BAÍA AZUL TINTO 2010, VINHO REGIONAL PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL I was offered a bottle of this wine during the monthly Sonsbeekmarkt (local artisan market in Arnhem) by Niek & Sjoerd from Utaste Wine & Food . They just wanted to know what I thought about this wine produced by ERMELINDA FREITAS. I […]

A VISIT TO AMORIM (2)…

* Please read also the first part of this article before this one * THE VISIT Whatever the kind of product is, it is always interesting to follow the process from raw product to end-product. The visit was perfectly organized. No ‘forbidden areas’, no exaggerated marketing blah blah but simple and clear information. I have […]

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 […]