Portugal is a popular travel destination and, as a result, we are seeing an increase in demand for its wines. Don’t fear the difficult-to-pronounce regions and varietal names — just jump in and enjoy the flavours of Portugal. There’s a bounty of delicious and affordable wines to satisfy all wine lovers.
It’s a small country, only about one-third larger than New Brunswick, but one of the largest wine producers in the world. A country that is best known for fortified wine, called port, and only recently getting recognition for the quality of its dry wines. Many of the “quintas,” vineyards or small estates, have moved away from growing grapes for the larger port producers and back to their own labels.