Author: VQuandry

05
Nov
2020
Posted in Wine News

TO TASTE AT HOME IN A RELAXED WAY

Tasting wines, extracting from them all the sensations, visual, olfactory and palate, is an exercise that requires, in the first place, a certain practice, but also focus, calm and relaxation. The rectitude of our homes and the luxury of time allow us to embrace the challenge with the necessary attention. We had the help of the sommelier, wine writer and critic of Revista de Vinhos, Rodolfo Tristão, a true connoisseur of portuguese wines, that leaves some recommendations for the wine tasting to be both didactic…

01
Nov
2020
Posted in Wine News

ESSENTIAL TIPS TO ORGANIZE A WINE CELLAR

Are you tired of having bottles scattered around different spaces in your apartment? The wines accumulate disorganized and it is time to “put the house in order”? Do you want to buy wines to have in your home and share with family and friends, but you don’t know how to keep them properly? Or do you simply want to make a wine cellar but don’t know very well where to start? If so, these tips are for you. Let’s do it! WHAT CARE SHOULD I…

25
Oct
2020
Posted in Wine News

PORT WINE

It was the president of the IVDP, Gilberto Igrejas, who best described it: a “wine tasting, many of which have already surpassed a century of history”, in which producers and tasters of “various age groups, including many young people”, who “manage to give a new dynamic to the way of communicating Port Wine”, were present. This is what tasting is all about”, as Bento Amaral, cicerone and brilliant host summed up – the youngest are entrusted with the task of continuing this unique legacy. As…

20
Oct
2020
Posted in Wine News

PHILOSOPHICAL MADEIRA

There are wines that can be prose and poetry, that can be villains of time or guardians of memories. They challenge our understanding and sometimes make us feel like gods, sometimes ordinary mortals. At least once in our life we should taste wines like the ones presented in the second edition of the “Madeira Wine Experience”, at the Palácio de Seteais, in Sintra. “The dream is wine, it is foam, it is yeast…” We are assailed by these words of António Gedeão in the famous…

10
Oct
2020
Posted in Wine News

ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE WINES

At Quinta da Boa Esperança, the experimentation and production of wines in small volumes are an option, even if it means stretching the number of references in the portfolio. After all, the variety found on the various slopes, expositions, nuance of the soils and varieties compels this. It was called Antigo Casal do João Dias, until, in 2014, Artur Gama and Eva Moura Guedes acquired the property. Here in Zibreira, in a valley of slopes, the vineyard is a constant wherever you look. It combines…

08
Oct
2020
Posted in Wine News

WINE AND SPICY: HARMONIZATION

When it gets really hot, with what wine can we put out the fire? Common sense dictates that wines with less alcohol and more freshness are the ideal. Does the science behind the good harmonizations agree? First of all, it is good to know that the sensation of hotness is the deliberate aggression of some plants and fruits to their devourers little relevant for the perpetuation of these species. Along its evolution, a part of the genus of Capsicum plants, which includes peppers and chilis,…