Wine & Food
“I believe it impossible to think of any other wine region anywhere in the world that has produced better wine in this year,” said British wine critic Jancis Robinson in relation to the Douro Valley.
Havana cigars and Port wine pair well and are recommendable. It depends on the cigar and it depends on the Port.
By João Barbosa
Sommelier Luís Sottomayor said he could not remember a harvest with “such great structure and robustness.”
The 10th Portuguese Gastronomy Week takes place from 15 to 24 March. This year’s guest restaurants are O Cortiço, in Viseu, northern Portugal, and Do Dia P’ra Noite on Madeira island.
The 80 tonnes of meat and meat-based products were taken from preparation, packing and distribution centres by Portugal’s Economic and Food safety Authority (ASAE).
Nestlé admitted it was withdrawing one of its products sold in the country that has been found to contain horse DNA.
João Barbosa made a short trip to the village of Provesende in the Douro wine region to visit Morgadio da Calçada where a partnership between Manuel Villas-Boas and the oenologist-artist Dirk Niepoort has created nine wine references.
Excluding Port wine, which is overseen by another entity,€22.8m worth of Portuguese wine was sold to the US market from January to October of 2012 inclusive.
Leading Portuguese chef José Avillez converted a former gentlemen’s club into a top class restaurant in Lisbon. PDV paid a visit to the thriving enterprise which recently earned him a second Michelin star.
Eating “bacalhau” at Christmas is one of Portugal’s most deeply rooted traditions, but wouldn’t it be sad to see such a long-lasting tradition die out? With the help of leading Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, PDV shows you how codfish can be made into an innovative, contemporary dish.