December 23, 2019
Blossoming Almonds Trees
They announce the end of the Winter and transform the scenery into a colourful poem. Over 100 thousand almond trees form a white and pink mantle over the cliffy International Douro landscape. A unique and special story that only happens in this exact time of the year.
January 25, 2019
What was the importance of Jews in the Portuguese discoveries?
Legend says that in the reign of King Solomon, around 900 b.C., the first jews settled in the Iberian Peninsula. In the 12th century, when the Kingdom of Portugal was established, the Jewish community was granted tolerance and protection of the kings. This led to important contributions, in many areas, during the golden age of the Discoveries of the 13th to 15th centuries, such as scientific, commercial and financial support. The Jewish community had an important role in the Northern region of Portugal, specially in the Porto City Centre. For the strong investment the Jews performed in our country, it was given...
December 10, 2018
Minho, Douro and Alentejo The Kingdom of Portuguese Wines
Although geographically small, Portugal is famous for its extraordinary wine and food variety. From north to south it is possible to find wonderful and differentiated wines that pair century old recipes reinvented by both cooks and awarded chefs. Portugal has 14 wine regions, but today we will mention 3, the ones that asserted themselves internationally. The Minho, region where Portugal was founded, is rich in monastic gastronomy such was the importance of the church in the beginning of our history. The Minho is also...