I love Spanish and California Albarino but had never tasted a Portuguese Alvarhino. I tasted my first one this week at Rootstock Wine Bar in Cupertino and was impressed. I thought it would be fun today to explore the differences between Albarino and Alvarhino.[Read more…]
Thank you to Andy Snow of Sunvil for this informative article and infographic. If you would like to find out more about Sunvil’s special holidays to Portugal and Madeira, please visit http://www.sunvil.co.uk/discovery/portugal.
Portuguese wine offers some of the most aromatic and delightful tastes that a wine aficionado can experience. Influenced greatly by ancient civilizations such as the Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans, the wines of Portugal today are as diverse as wines can get within the borders of a single country. The varying climate and soil conditions in the northern, central and southern regions of Portugal combine with the different breeds of grapes that are native to each region to create a diverse ecosystem of wine production.
I would like to share with you some information on the Madeira and Minho wine regions, since these are the two regions I know the best. [Read more…]