Portuguese wines are the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Romans. Portugal started to export its wines to Rome during the Roman Empire. Later on the 18th century it developed and started export its wines to England. From that trade relationshiop a wide variety of wines started to be produced in Portugal. And in 1758, one of the first wine producing regions of the world, the Douro Valley was created. Portugal has two wine producing regions protected by UNESCO as World Heritage: the Douro Valley (90 km from Porto) and Pico Island (Azores). Portugal has a large variety of local grapes (more than 250), producing a wide variety of wines with distinctive taste and personality. In this experience you will taste wines from the main wine regions in Portugal and undertand its differences: 1 Glass of white wine from the Minho (Vinho Verde) region 1 Glass of red wine from the Douro region 1 Glass of red wine from the Alentejo region 1 Glass of Port wine We will also offer Portuguese traditional food: 1 Matured Cheese Platter 1 Alheira (Traditional Sausage with Chicken, Pork and Bread)
I’m the owner of D’ÉPOCA Wine Bar in Porto (which is also a gourmet shop offering a good selection of Portuguese wines and other local products for sale). Besides being a wine enthusiast (WSET Level 3 Award in Wines), I’m also a citizen of the world and have lived in Austria, Brazil, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland and have traveled to more than 54 countries / 6 continents across the globe. During that time, I was able to visit wineries and see the winemaking process in places such as Argentina, Austria, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and United States.
1 Matured Cheese Platter / 1 Alheira (Traditional Sausage with Chicken, Pork and Bread)
1 Glass of white wine from the Minho (Vinho Verde) region / 1 Glass of red wine from the Douro region / 1 Glass of red wine…
The experience will take place at D’ÉPOCA Wine Bar (which I own). The bar is in a very central location (only 200 meets from São Bento train station) in the heart of Porto.
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