Category Archives: Portugal

Quinta dos Carvalhais Colheita 2002

Since Eric Asimov recommended a few big and fruity Portuguese wines made from Port grapes I’ve kept an eye open for interesting looking examples. We had a Quinta dos Carvalhais Colheita 2002 Dao from Majestic. It was made from Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro (I’d never heard of it either). It was a dark,… Read More »

Mateus Rose

Mateus Rose is now available in snack sized bottles. I had some at the weekend, and it took me back in time and space to 1980’s Bournemouth, where Sam’s mini-mart sold bottles cheap and we drank them quick. We used the empty bottles as candlestick holders, light fittings, book ends, and door stops. It was… Read More »

Cliff Richard’s Vida Nova Tinto

No football tonight, but there is tennis. I have to admit tennis bores me, but it does make me think of Cliff Richard  and as he appears on The F Word tonight dissing his own wine I dug out my tasting note of Vida Nova Tinto 2004. To be fair to Cliff any everyday wine… Read More »