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13/03/2017

The six grapes most used in the elaboration of Porto

Although Porto is not as popular a wine as Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir, we should not miss the opportunity to taste this wine and know a little more about it. Porto wine (Oporto wine) does not come precisely from a "noble" grape, we might say, but rather a mixture, and there are 6 main grapes that contribute to the majority of the production of this type of wine.

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22/06/2012

The port wine

There are many styles of port wine, but four are the most important.

The white, which can be dry or semisweet. Among the reds, the most common is the ruby, a young wine that owes its name to its color. There is also the tawny, aged in wood for many years (not less than six) where by oxidation becomes a dark amber color. Finally, the vintage, the wine that has...

11/04/2012

Origin of port wine

Great Britain not only made famous tea and whisky. Despite barely not producing wine, it also made great contributions to the development of global viticulture: British were the ones who discovered port wine. The history of this Portuguese wine dates back several centuries in the past, but it was only in the seventeenth century when English imposed it on the rest of the...