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Exploring The Basalt Lined Vineyards And Historic Grapes Of The Azores’ Pico Island

Pico Island, one of nine volcanic Azorean islands located almost 1,000 miles from mainland Portugal, isn’t the first place you’d expect to find a thriving wine culture; however, the destination has been producing wine since the 15th century, starting about 10 […]

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Sommelier Certification: Portuguese Wine Beyond Port (Plus Some Smaller Old World Standouts)

“Who drank wine yesterday?” asks Costas Mouzouras, the director of wines at New York City’s Gotham Wines and our teacher for today’s Sommelier Society of America class on Portugal. A few hands go up and he shakes his head, a […]