Wine & Travel: Discovering Port along the Douro

Wine & Travel: Discovering Port along the Douro

Portugal is less traveled than neighboring Spain but, for wine enthusiasts, it affords an exciting pilgrimage—tasting Port in its birthplace. This fortified sweet wine comes in several styles including white, ruby and tawny and works well as an aperitif, end of meal drink or in combination with a cheese plate or chocolates depending on the flavor notes. Port is actually stored in Vila Nova de Gaia—separated from Porto by the Douro River and a walkable distance regardless of which city you choose to lay your head thanks to the double-decked Dom Luís I Bridge.

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