Dona Antónia’s great grandson — Salt of Portugal

João Brito e Cunha is the great grandson of the legendary Dona Antónia Ferreira, the woman who shaped the future of wine production in the Douro valley. Born in 1811 to a family of rich wine makers, Dona Antónia seemed destined to enjoy a life of leisure. Instead, she had to contend with two plagues […]

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Why Is Golf In Portugal So Popular? — Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

Since I know nothing about golf in Portugal, or anywhere else for that matter, I’ve invited professional golf journalist, Andy Waple, to share his insights into the golfing scene in Portugal over a series of articles. This one is designed to give you an overview of Portugal as a golfingRead More → The post Why…

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The sea tavern — Salt of Portugal

A dinner at A Taberna do Mar (the sea tavern) is a culinary plunge into the waters of Sesimbra, Trafaria and Costa da Caparica. These are the beaches near Lisbon where chef Filipe Rodrigues sources his fish. Filipe was born in the Algarve. His grandparents were cannery workers who taught him some of the secrets of […]
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100 years of great ports — Salt of Portugal

Making great port requires exceptional grapes and a deep knowledge of the production process. But most of all, it requires time, lots of time. Time for the nectars to lose the brashness of youth and mellow with age. That is why we cannot produce port wine by ourselves. We need our children and grandchildren to […]

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