Category Archives: Portugal

2012 Cannonball Cab Sauv

From CanadianWineguy and I we wish you and your family a happy, and safe New Years Eve. Imbibe something good to make it a memorable night! Who doesn’t love a cannonball? Well that’s exactly what’s on the label! I last … Continue reading

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Deu la Deu Alvarinho Vinho Verde 2013

Alvarinho in Portugal and Albarino in Spain are the same grape. They product some nice crisp food friendly wines some time. This wine is pale in color with a nose of minerality. On the mid pallet the wine is a … Continue reading

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QUINTA DA LIXA POUCO COMUM ALVARINHO 2011

A friend of mine Manuel introduced me to Alvarinho a white that more often comes from Spain and now this one from Portugal. Since then I keep an eye open for them. Pale in color with a nice citrusy nose. … Continue reading

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CARMIM REGUENGOS RESERVA 2008

I bought this one on the recommendation of my local wine product specialist Nick. Dark in color with a mild nose. About the only thing about this wine that is mild. On the mid pallet this wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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2009 Quinto do Crasto Douro

Another one of the wines we had at Salt Wine Bar a few weeks back, this wine left a much poorer impression on me. Quinto do Crasto is a large Portuguese producer located on the Douro River. Well known for … Continue reading

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CAVES SÃO JOÃO FREI JOÃO 2006

Cracked this one at the recommendation of my local product specialist. She drinks a fair bit of Portugese wines so knows them well. The wine is quite dark in color. On the nose there are some mild fruit, nothing I … Continue reading

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2001-Periquita Classico – Jose Maria Da Fonseca

Well day 4 since I wanted to have the 2002 Cab Sauv by Château des Charmes, and lo and behold we failed again at the basics of opening it. That is okay, we were rescued by this hidden little gem. … Continue reading

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