When we were planning our Portugal trip we unanimously agreed we’d want to do a Port tasting. I’d never done a wine or port tasting before and it can never hurt to learn something new (especially when it comes to food and drinks, I’m all in!).
But first we had to cross the bridge to the side of Porto where all the Wine houses were situated up against the hill. The view across the river is just stunning and oh so romantic.
A bit too windy to properly document having been here but I’ll take it.
And after the bridge is was an uphill climb, quite literally. It also turned out that the Wine House I chose (and was determined on going to) was one of those all the way at the top. We made our way over there with some huffing and puffing and I made a promise to myself that I’d get back in shape again. But thats for a whole different post.
We opted for the tour that included 3 tastings and I think that was quite enough for us this round. We started of with a white Port which is a bit lighter and not exactly my thing but lovely nonetheless. We got a tour of the cellar and a guide talked us through the process of making Port and the difference between White, Ruby and Tawny port. Now I won’t bore you with too many details but it was really cool to see. It also blew my mind that all the barrels have to be de-canted every single year. Can you imagine what kind of labour that must be?
Of the ports we tried we both picked the Tawny as our favorite because of the woody, smokey taste it has.
A little bit tipsy and more than a little bit satisfied from our day we made our way back down the hill, stopping a couple of times to take silly photos which never turn out the way you hope they will, but are great souvenirs to look back at one day when we’re grey and old.
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