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Five Wine Books for Beginners to Start Your Wine Journey

When it comes to learning about wine, there is a plenty of wine books out there to choose from.

If you are a beginner who is fascinated about wine and want to learn about it, or maybe you just want to feel more confident when choosing wine for your next barbeque or a romantic dinner, this blog post is for you. I selected 5 wine books that will help you to choose wine with confidence and to drink with joy.

Holiday Guide to Better Bubbles

With Christmas and New Year’s approaching, we are all trying to stock our home bars for parties, family dinners or just for ourselves to feel the festive cheer this holiday season. But what a better way to toast Christmas than with a glass of bubbly? Here is your holiday guide to fabulous sparkling wines from around the world that deliver great quality and flavor at a reasonable price.

Portugal Wine Travel Guide

When learning about wine I try to focus on one country at a time. I’ve been recently obsessed with Portuguese wine, so it is no surprise Portugal became number one destination on my bucket list.

Before going there I knew very little about Portuguese wine, but this is the whole idea of travel for me – to learn wine by strolling through the vineyards, meeting winemakers, tasting wine, pairing it with local food and further exploring wine culture and tradition.

Arroz De Pato Recipe (Oven-Baked Duck Rice)

Arroz De Pato is a traditional Portuguese dish that combines duck confit with seasoned rice and chouriço sausage. I love cooking and wherever I go I’d always ask my local friends to cook with me. It can be a dish they remember from their childhood, a family recipe or just something easy to make, with few ingredients but with the local touch. This time in Porto I asked my dear friend Carolina to cook with me something her family would eat normally at home, perhaps with a group of friends. Arroz de Pato was her first choice.

Wine is an Art Form. Quinta do Perdigão

I often think about how wine is a form of art. This summer I encountered a very interesting person, who is not only a winemaker but an architect and lover of all things art. He believes that ‘wine is an art form, and that it goes hand in hand with painting, music, poetry, architecture… where we search to find the perfect balance.’ Jose Joaquim Da Silva Perdigão is the man behind the wine of Quinta do Perdigão.