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The Rise of Portuguese Wine Tourism

Lisbon and Porto the newest winetourism hotspots

 

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Portugal is emerging as one of the trendiest travel destinations right now. The Portuguese have polished their jewels: trails, B&Bs, hotels, restaurants, discos, spas and wines. Visit before the floodgates open. Start with Lisbon, then go to the plains of the Alentejo towards the south and finish in Porto, exploring the more northern valleys of the Dão and Douro Rivers. If there’s time, a swim along the Algarve coast is not bad either, but mass tourism abounds down there already. Instead, avoid the masses and retreat into the countryside and blend with the locals in two, astonishingly fresh, European cities, Lisbon and Porto.

See The Rise of Portuguese Wine Tourism (html), Color Magazine USA, Ed. 36, April 2011.

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Filipa Pato won Feinschmecker Wine Oscar as Best Newcomer

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Young, female Portuguese vintner Filipa Pato just won the magazine Feinschmecker’s award as Best Newcomer (see announcement in German).  Congratulations!

As she says on her website:

From the study of differences in soil, microclimates, sun exposure, age of the vine, planting density, pruning and varied works of viticulture … I feel that today I am privileged to have created a knowledge base that allows me to understand the wonderful puzzle that our region offers.

 

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