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    Drouhin, Passionate wines

    Joseph Drouhin was the founder of a renowned wine company in Burgundy that is now in its fourth generation. Born in Yonne Department, near the village of Chablis (Burgundy), Joseph Drouhin left his homeland for Beaune, the 'capital' of Burgundy, in search of good business. Daring and enterprising, there he founded, in 1880, at the age of 22, a small…

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    The art of making wine

    When in the mid-eighties the British Howard Bliton first came to Portugal, he would not have imagined that one day he would come to our country to produce wine. Today, in addition to being present in two national regions, he invested in the opening of a restaurant and bar in his winery in Alentejo, in Estremoz, which has enriched his…

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    A&D Wines, a family story

    Alexandre Gomes and Dialina Azevedo created a wine company based on family traditions linked to wine. The focus is on the production of organic wines.    A good Portuguese, somehow, always has its history linked to viticulture. And Alexandre Gomes's doesn't escape the rule. Baião was his holiday destination, in Casa do Arrabalde, property belonging to the maternal side for…

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    Sogevinus buys Quinta da Boavista

    Quinta da Boavista, an 80-hectare property that was part of the first delimitation of the Douro region carried out by the Marquis of Pombal in 1756, was acquired by Sogevinus. Located on the right bank of the Douro River in Cima-Corgo, it belonged to the famous Baron of Forrester in the 19th century, and since 2013, to Lima Smith. A…

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    With Olive Oils

    Anyone who knows chef Vítor sobral knows that olive oil has always been an inescapable element in your dishes. Author of several cookbooks, arises now with a new work dedicated to this noble product, so Portuguese.  It is not today that sees Vítor Sobral defending the use of olive oil in the kitchen. Not just for your excellent flavor, as…

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    A hotel dedicated to wine

    There will be few hotels in the country that pay so much attention to wine. It is called Monverde and belongs to Quinta da Lixa, in the Green wine region. In 1986, Óscar and Alberto Meirelles, along with cousin Manuel, founded a small company that initially sold the wine in bulk. Before long, realizing the quality of the wine they…

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    Costa Boal, commitment to quality

    The producer of the Douro and Trás-os-Montes regions recently launched new crops and two novelties, a red-range top and a centenary Port that confirm serious and high quality work. António Costa Boal has been the heir to a family of small Duriense producers since 1857. Born in Cabêda, municipality of Alijó, decided to invest in family properties in the wake…

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    Costa Boal, commitment to quality

    The producer of the Douro and Trás-os-Montes regions recently launched new crops and two novelties, a red-range top and a centenary Port that confirm serious and high quality work. António Costa Boal has been the heir to a family of small Duriense producers since 1857. Born in Cabêda, municipality of Alijó, decided to invest in family properties in the wake…

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    Calf soul

    João Póvoa is a medical ophthalmologist surgeon in Coimbra, but a farmer for passion. The familiar roots in viticulture have now made him launch a very special red, a top of the tops of the Gene brand.    Wine is a business, but there are wines that are not made for business. They are wines that, more than the profit…

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    A foie of crying for more

    Atlas Gourmet, a Spanish company representing Rougié products in the Iberian Peninsula, was in Portugal presenting the new foie gras with rosé champagne and Sarawak pepper. The new product will be sold exclusively at El Corte Inglès. Founded in 1875, Rougié is the oldest foie gras company in France. Your story begins on a small property in the French city…