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2013/01/08

Wine Enthusiast Magazine suggests Douro Valley, Portugal as a Wine Travel Destination for 2013

Many publications are recommending Portugal as a place to visit during 2013.  This time Roger Voss from Wine Enthusiast Magazine suggests Douro Valley, Portugal as a Wine Travel Destination for 2013

According to this magazine "You will fall in love with the Douro. Northern Portugal’s claim as the most beautiful wine region in the world is supported by the grandeur of its landscape and wines. Hewn from schist mountainsides like unpolished granite, the steep-terraced vineyards rise above the majestic Douro River’s ribbon of water far below.

For centuries, its remoteness—the journey on twisting, cobbled roads—made it hard to reach. Today, it’s easy. Even so, this is a place where neighborhood dogs sleep in the village streets and the annual cycle of the vines seems timeless. Sit on a terrace in the evening, a glass of white Port and tonic in hand, and listen to the distant, mournful hoot of the evening river train. The land is calm, and calming."

Read the full article here:  http://www.winemag.com/

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