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March 2016

The vineyards that surround Portugal’s Douro River have produced some of the world’s best Port wines for centuries. But a relatively recent influx of young talent into the Douro wine business has inspired many of the region’s winemakers to expand their operations beyond Port to create some of Portugal’s top-rated table wines. Read more →


In 1938 Monsanto was voted the "most Portuguese village in Portugal" nestled on the slope of a steep hill (the Monsanto head, known in Latin as Mons Sanctus), which rises abruptly above the plains and reaches a height of 2486 feet. Nothing is typical about Monsanto a village built around impressively big and balanced granite boulders. Read more →