A Day Trip Through the Douro Valley

Douro Valley scenery

My husband Mark and I booked four wonderful days in Porto during our Portugal excursion. We earmarked one of those days for finding a day trip through the Douro Valley. This is the heart of Portugal’s grape growing region. We really wanted to learn first-hand how these beautiful little orbs of flavour become wine. And … Read more A Day Trip Through the Douro Valley

5 Port Wine Cellars to Try in Porto

port wine barrels

On our recent trip to Portugal, we spent five lovely nights in Porto, which was voted Best European Destination in 2014. It’s also the birthplace of port wine. Port is a type of fortified wine. Fortified wines are made by adding neutral grape spirit (aquardente) to stop the fermentation process and secure the remaining sugar … Read more 5 Port Wine Cellars to Try in Porto