Portugal

#NWTW Week 6: The Verdict On Portuguese Touriga Nacional

Well it was another very well behaved tasting session at the Please Bring Me My Wine household.  4 bottles of wine from each of the 4 shops, during my first valentine’s day as a married man, and spent with my parents, my sister and her fella, and the family dog.  Although the dog didn’t taste …

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#NWTW Week 6: Food Pairing With Portuguese Touriga Nacional

Not sure if you’ve heard, but it’s Valetine’s Day!  So maybe it’s going to be a bit difficult to tell everyone to not just fly off to the wine aisles for the nearest bottle of £10 sparkling wine, but I’m going to try.  What can be nicer on a cold, wet, and windy night than …

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#NWTW Week 6: What To Expect From Portuguese Touriga Nacional

Touriga Nacional is produced all the way up and down Portugal.  Given it’s full body, vibrant colour, and deep fruit flavour it’s an exceptionally useful wine to use in blends.  For the most part that’s how it will come along, as part of a blend. In the central and southern areas, like for Bairrada and …

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#NWTW Week 6: An Intro Into Touriga Nacional

Portuguese grape varieties can be really confusing, and in all fairness, I wouldn’t even begin to suggest you look to know them all. One of the biggest the problems is that the names tend to be interchangeable.  Tempranillo in Spain (and in pretty much everywhere else in the world) is known as Tinta Roriz in …

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