The Daily Meal, a website dedicated to cuisine and wines of the former CEO of Forbes.com, devoted a special article to Portuguese wine with the title “Drink More Wine Portuguese -5 reasons why Portugal should become your new favorite wine producer “.
In this article, the wine consultant Courtney Schiessl, highlights the following points:
The author refers the excellent quality to price ratio and gives the example of 2010 Esporão Reserva Tinto wine, whose price is about € 16/25$, considered a very good wine, worth so much more than the price tag.
– Unique, indigenous varieties
The Portuguese varieties that only exits in our country are mentioned as a point in favor. Castellan, Fernão Pires, Trincadeira, Antao Vaz are varieties that give Portuguese wines a unique constitution. Portugal’s most famous grape is Touriga Nacional, which is traditionally used in Port but also makes top-notch table wines smelling of blueberries and violets.
Despite the small size of the country, Portugal have a variety of microclimates that allow us to produce various types of wine: white, red, rosé, fortified, green, sweet and more! There’s a Portuguese wine out there to please any and every wine drinker.
Portuguese hospitality is often centered around a table, so it is unsurprising that Portuguese wines tend to be incredibly food-friendly. The wines are typically well-balanced, have excellent acidity, and, as previously mentioned, have a wide range of styles to match both local and international cuisines.
– Tradition meets modernity
Despite the modernization and constant innovation of the wine industry, Portugal remain connected to tradition. For example, the portuguese wine industry still uses foot-treading the grapes and it is this unique relationship between the traditional and the modern that allow us to have exceptional wines.
Read the full article in http://www.thedailymeal.com/drink-more-english-wine