For the novice and even the casual connoisseur, sampling a new wine can almost be an intimidating prospect. But generally, a little background information makes all the difference in your ability to taste and enjoy a foreign potable. To help you out, Ted Loos has cleverly and succinctly broken down one of the most enigmatic varietals, Portugal’s Vinho Verde. Check out his article, Going Green with Vinho Verde, and if you find yourself inspired to sample, join VBT Owners, Gregg and Caroline Marston on a delightful Walking Tour of Portugal. There’ll be wonderful scenery, a few surprises along the way and, of course, ample opportunity to sample the “green” wine straight from its source.
“Wandering is what I relish most in a place that I’m still learning,” writes Frank Bruni in his New York Times article, How I Fell for Lisbon. Based upon that sentiment, we loved the way Bruni relayed his ongoing exploration of Lisbon. From chatting with locals at small cafes to vising humble, almost intimate cathedrals, the author paints a beautiful picture of one of Europe’s most culturally rich cities. We hope his work will inspire you to join VBT on our Walking Portugal’s Douro River Valley vacation, and to take advantage of our post-trip, wandering awhile in Lisbon.