Northern Portgual Travel Guide: Porto and the Douro Valley

Perhaps you haven’t yet heard—port is booming. Future Market Insights reports that the global port wine market is primed for a giant compound annual growth rate of 8.1 percent in the next decade. For travelers to Europe’s hottest new (but old) destination, that means the famous fortified wine’s eponymous region of Porto and the Douro … Read more

Meet Vinho Verde, Portugal’s Warm-Weather Wine

While body-warming bottles of merlot and pinot noir might command the bulk of wine lovers’ attention throughout the winter, summer is white wine’s time to shine. Now, Vinho Verde is finally ready for its closeup in the American wine market. Traditionally, wine drinkers have gravitated toward familiar varietals like chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. There’s nothing … Read more