Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Porto Wine

The main reason for coming to Porto was to meet with the Portuguese wine contacts. We were invited to go for a visit up the Duoro Valley.

João picked us up from the apartment and drove us through to Amarante for a coffee and small local sweet nibbles.  We couldn't refuse.

Then it was on to one of the vineyards to meet one of the winemakers.  The scenery was stunning as usual and the winemaker passionate about her job.  She was also about 5 foot nothing.  I towered over her.

And Andrew simply looked like a giant in comparison!

Lunch was at one of famous Portuguese chef Rui Paula's restaurants.  Sitting on the Duoro river it is a beautiful place to dine outside watching the world go by and eating the most beautiful 8 courses small plates.

Oh, we also tasted a little bit of wine.

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