Thu 29 Jan 2015

Douro Reflections

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It was a huge pleasure to join my colleagues Liz and Mark and our super group of members and their guests in Portugal back in October.

Douro. The Wine Society

Old journals at Taylor's

Old journals at Taylor’s

My involvement was for the Douro’s wonderful unfortified wines, but it was fascinating to hear and re-learn from Mark and our generous hosts so much about this extraordinary region and how the port story began.

There is such a wealth of history here, as these old journals at Taylor’s illustrate, and the small ‘museum’ at Graham’s lodge portrays so vividly. Both are well worth the detour for tasting as well as a history lesson, with the added bonuses of Graham’s restaurant Vinum and Taylor’s top-notch hotel to hand if you’d like to linger longer.

Our first-ever Exhibition Douro red is available now with introductory savings until 8th February)

Jo Locke MW
Society Buyer

Comments

  1. Paul Saad says:

    I am glad to read that way about this country, Portugal, and even more about this feature region, Douro. It’s really a beautiful place where the wine has a prominent place

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