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Study of Port: Prologue

I have to break the tradition today – there will be no wine quiz for you to solve. Instead, I’m going to share the experience with you.

As you know, my day time work had nothing to do with wine. But – because of that work, I’m spending this week, in Portugal – hence the title of this blog post. I’m not just in Portugal, I’m actually in the city called Porto – and this is where the Port was born. Over the next few days, I plan to learn as much as I can about Port – and share that with you. But, considering that I’m still jet-lagged, there is not much I can share at the moment – besides a few pictures. Rest assured – more pictures and notes are coming soon!

I have no idea what house is this, but I like it

I have no idea what house is this, but I like it

 

Love the combination of old and new - only in Europe...

Love the combination of old and new – only in Europe…

 

I'm sure you knew that I will not leave you without flowers

I’m sure you knew that I will not leave you without flowers

 

and more flowers

and more flowers

 

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and more flowers…

 

When was the last time you saw $2/bottle wines?

When was the last time you saw $2/bottle wines?

 

Actually, a lot of very inexpensive wine

Actually, a lot of very inexpensive wine

 

yes, I'm a sucker for the red roofs... Never can get enough of them...

yes, I’m a sucker for the red roofs… Never can get enough of them…

 

That’s all I have for you for today, folks. Don’t worry – the wine quizzes will be back, just after we will talk a bit about Port. Cheers!

 

 

  1. April 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Oh, I am jealous. I wish I were there. Bordeaux weather decided to give me a hard time before my departure. I love port wine and the friend I talked about once in one of my posts is a wine maker from Portugal. I will be visiting Porto some time this year so I am very excited to read your stories. Enjoy your trip and goos tasting!

    • talkavino
      April 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Definitely worth a visit. Found very good white Port. Also, the wines in general are very good, at a prices which are hard to believe…

  2. April 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I have always wanted to travel to this part of the world…so I really enjoyed your post.

    • talkavino
      April 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you! Based on my limited experience so far, I would highly recommend it – great food, great people, great surroundings, lots of things to see, to do and to experience. Added bonus – many things are very inexpensive compare to the rest of Europe…

  3. April 29, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Have a nice stay in Porto, Anatoli: looking forward to your accounts!
    Take care,
    Stefano

    • talkavino
      April 30, 2013 at 2:32 am

      Thanks, Stefano – it’s been very good so far, and the updates will be coming.

  4. April 30, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I am so completely jealous! Have a great trip!

    • talkavino
      April 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      thank you!

  5. April 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    You had me at $2 bottles of wine 🙂

    • talkavino
      April 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      well, and actually it was not bad at all! : )

  6. PSsquared
    May 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    It looks gorgeous. I hope have/had a great trip!

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