Cork… ever wonder where it comes from? Portugal! Cork is a unique substance and the perfect closure for wine. A totally natural product, cork is environmentally friendly, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. There is enough cork today in the forests of Portugal to last more than 100 years. Under a reforestation program, Portugal’s cork forests are now growing by four percent a year on average.
September 17, 2017 - September 23, 2017
The farming town of Almeirim is not far from Lisbon - and just outside of Santarém. But Almeirim is also home to the famous sopa da pedra (stone soup). The guarded recipe dates back generations, and the soup is the reason many come to this charming town.
The Colossus is composed of two pieces, the lower half, and the part with the arms and head that were found a few days later buried a few yards away from where the bottom. It is from the dawn of human history - and it could be an ancient fertility image. how he was used in ancient fertility rites is probably best left unknown....