Category Archives: Portugal

Casal Garcia, Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal, 9.5% abv, C$12.75 ++

Young and refreshing – just as promised in Portuguese on the label!  This is cheap and cheerful at its best. Vinho Verde literally means ‘green wine’ but refers to the fact that it’s supposed to be enjoyed young.  Make sure … Continue reading

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Olho de Mocho, Reserva, Herdade do Rocim, Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugal, 2011, 14% abv.

Why, oh why, are we not all drinking Portuguese wines in copious quantities.  The price is right, they taste delicious, everything – from lightly effervescent Vinho Verde to sparkling, white, red and fortified wines – is available, and the quality … Continue reading

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Taylor Fladgate, LBV, 2007 bottled 2012, Douro, Portugal, 20% abv, C$25.99, 375ml

According to the Taylor Fladgate website, this style accounts for over a quarter of all port sales in Canada – and 20% of all port purchases in the United Kingdom. The reason it’s so popular lies in the fact that … Continue reading

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