Latest Portuguese wine Stories

2013-06-11 23:00:25

Rarity of Spanish winemaking masterpiece, Zubiola 2007 Pago De San Gabriel makes its way into the U.S. market by Classe Wines LLC. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Classe Wines is rolling out its special reserves of limited edition of Zubiola 2007 Lote #1. This beautiful country is located on the Iberian Peninsula neighboring France and Andorra on the North and Portugal to the west. Spanish coastlines touch the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The combination of geographic...

2013-06-06 23:00:59

Young, energetic, and creative Rita Ferreira revolutionizes old tradition of wine-making by her unique approach creating unparalleled technique from grape combination to end process of wine-making tradition. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 The family of Ferreira deeply rooted in the wine-making business of Alto Douro since pre-Renaissance times. The new “Concept” began with developing a new approach where understanding of the region and its particular “terroir.” The...

2013-05-09 23:29:24

Natural Merchants celebrates May 9, National Moscato Day with the release of Pizzolato Moscato. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 In celebration of National Moscato Day, Thursday, May 9, Natural Merchants, LLC, based in Grants Pass, OR and Cartagena, Spain, introduces Pizzolato Moscato made with 100% organically grown grapes. This very special “dolce” (sweet) white sparkler is perfect for spring and summer sipping, for a special celebration, such as Mother´s Day or...

2013-04-17 23:03:56

Top three winners at the Consumer Wine Awards Competition this month were Muscats and Moscatos showing burgeoning popularity of this varietal among consumers. Napa Valley, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013 Showing the burgeoning popularity of the Muscat varieties, the top three wines winning Platinum medals at the Consumer Wine Awards Competition this month went to Peirano Estate Vineyards' 2012 Muscat (97 points), Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi 2012 Winemakers Selection Muscat Hamburg (96) and...

2006-04-19 13:22:44

By Henrique Almeida LISBON (Reuters) - A top Portuguese wine maker has announced he is switching from corks to aluminum bottle caps, causing alarm in the world's biggest cork-producing country. Miguel Champalimaud, owner of the Quinta do Cotto vineyard, said on Wednesday some critics had even accused him of lack of patriotism by moving to screw caps. "Today a cork is more expensive than a liter of wine. We have become cork salesmen instead of wine sellers," Champalimaud told...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'