Wine & Food

Conserveira de Lisboa: Living history in a tin (video)

Conserveira de Lisboa: Living history in a tin (video)

To celebrate its 80 years of existence, Conserveira is inviting Portuguese artists to take part in a project called ‘Music with Tins’.
By Magda Wallmont

Vinexpo: Asian countries more interested in Portuguese wines

Asian countries are becoming more interested in Portuguese wines, as seen in the Vinexpo fair in Bordeaux.

2011: Primed to be a vintage year for Douro wines and Port

“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.

Chef Vítor Sobral: “We are very bad at promoting our cuisine”

PDV sat down with one of Portugal’s most influential chefs, Vítor Sobral, who spoke of his work philosophy, his influences and why promoting Portuguese cuisine is so important.

Pleasures: How to combine Cuban cigars and Port wine

Havana cigars and Port wine pair well and are recommendable. It depends on the cigar and it depends on the Port.
By João Barbosa

Sogrape: 2011 was “vintage year” for port wine

Sommelier Luís Sottomayor said he could not remember a harvest with “such great structure and robustness.”

Gastronomy: Paris hosts week of traditional Portuguese cuisine

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.

Horsemeat scandal: Five crimes, 80 tonnes of meat seized in Portugal

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).

Food: Nestlé Portugal withdraws beef pasta meals

Nestlé admitted it was withdrawing one of its products sold in the country that has been found to contain horse DNA.

Morgadio da Calçada, “senhor” Provesende’s wine – by João Barbosa

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.