Ribatejo region

Ribatejo is one of three key wine regions in southern Portugal, the others being Estremadura and Alentejo. Ribatejo is divided in two by the River Tegus. The region is described by Jo Burzynska (2000) as having ‘suffered from overproduction in the fertile flood...

Estremadura region, Portugal

Estremadura is one of three key regions in southern Portugal, the others being Ribatejo and Alentejo. It is not to be confused with the Extremadura region of neighbouring Spain. Estremadura is described by Jo Burzynska (2000) as ‘Portugal’s largest volume...

Richard Mayson

Richard Mayson is a wine writer specialising in the wines of Iberia. His wine career began at The Wine Society. Awards: WSET Vintner’s Scholarship (1987). Website: www.richardmayson.com Books The Wines of Portugal Lowry’s Lamps Port and the Douro (Fourth...

Porto (Oporto)

Porto, or Oporto in English is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for for its stately bridges and for lending its name to Port wine, Vinho do Porto. Portugal’s second city, Porto has a medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, and its narrow cobbled streets wind...

Vinho do Porto DOC

Vinho do Porto DOC covers fortified wines from the northeastern province of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in the Douro region of Portugal. It is named after the city of Porto or Oporto. The unfortified wines fall under the Douro DOC. Wineries Certified organic: Casal...

Douro DOC

Douro DOC covers wines from the northeastern province of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro in the Douro region of...