Wednesday April 8, 2020

Portugal: the wine Ark of Europe

Portuguese wine is inexplicably underrated in its own homeland, but that spells good news for Irish wine lovers

4th June, 2017
Portugal is a repository for the oldest and most authentic wine production methods

One of the many irritations that Portuguese wine producers suffer from is being collectively referred to as Europe’s ‘New World’, Europe’s ‘New Frontier’, or worse, the next great source of wine. For us, that would be akin to a critic reading a novel by an up-and-coming Irish writer and then suggesting that Ireland could be the latest force in literature. So spare a thought for Portuguese wine producers and their ancient and revered wine regions...

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