Goodbye Finger Lakes, Hello Portugal!

Woah! Has it really been more than two months since our last blog update? 

We've blown right through the Finger Lakes and moved on to our winter focus, Portugal. Yes, in Porto and Madeira, the Portuguese make some of the world's greatest dessert wines — but you should also get to know their table wines, many of them blends made from an array of obscure indigenous varietals. Reds and whites both show a lot of character and, we're learning, can be quite sensitive to the country's unique and more-varied-than-you-think terroir and climate. They also represent great value for the money.

We'll be starting up a Sunday tasting series once the NFL season is over, and have some other special Portuguese-centric events in the works too — more on those later! 

We can tell you now about our Valentine's dinner with our friends at The Vandal, featuring guest chef Jamilka Borges, formerly of Legume and Bar Marco. Or, rather, we can link you to more info. If you missed our NYE collaboration with Joey & Csilla & company, you'll definitely want to get in on this one!

Map courtesy of Wines of Portugal

Map courtesy of Wines of Portugal