Douro

Plain Sailing on a Douro River Cruise

May 27, 2019 Andy 0

…the bridges and houses of Regua give way to layer upon layer of slopes braided in vines as the river narrows and the banks draw closer, embracing us in their unbridled beauty. […]

Food and drink

Raising a glass to the vineyards of Europe

April 2, 2019 Jack 0

It was the second time in just over a week we’d stayed in a vineyard. Both cases prompted thoughts of many other visits to vineyards around Europe, visits that had formed long-lasting, warm and fuzzy (not just thanks to enthusiastic tasting) memories. […]

Port tasting at Graham's Lodge
Europe

Putting the Port in Porto

February 4, 2018 Andy 0

It’s hard to imagine I was semi-seriously considering paying €38 for a bottle of port. Last week I would have laughed out loud at such a preposterous prospect. Yet here, alongside its terroir, it tastes like liquid heaven and worthy of its price tag. […]