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Australian Verdelho – a Portuguese Grape discovered in Malaysia

Wine globalization creates some unexpected experiences for me. In fact, the first time I encounter the Portuguese grape Verdelho is in an Australian wine which we drunk in Malaysia.
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Comparative Tasting: Southern Wines from Portugal, Spain, Greece and France

I think we had this topic before, but aren’t there countless excellent wines in the Mediterranean regions to discover? The difference might be that this time I can at least come up with something like a link between all these wines.
The first two stem from the Douro river region in Portugal. The third one is a Spanish Ribera del Duero, the same river than the two before but on Spanish soil. Oscar (who brought the first 3 wines) thought it would be interesting to compare the styles of two neighbour regions. The fourth wine is a Greek Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Cuvée called Biblia Xora, produced in the hills of Makedonia (North-Eastern Greece, no more link here : )). Finally I contributed a Southern French wine from Faugères in Languedoc.
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Vinho Verde: a cult wine

Vinho Verde is one of the wines which bear a mystery. On one hand it represents a quarter of Portugals wine production and is exported to some 55 countries in the world. Yet, outside Portugal this wine remains unknown or rather has the status of being some kind of insider tip. Or have you ever seen Vinho Verde on a restaurant wine list? Read the rest of this entry »

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