Uncorked! Abroad

Drinking Sandeman Splashes

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (TABUAÇA, PORTUGAL) – Accessible off the main road and then on another tiny dirt road winding up the hills is…


Caught In The Port Machine

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (PINHAO, PORTUGAL) – Symington’s is a huge Port machine with the Graham’s, Cockburn’s, Dow’s and Warre’s labels caught up in…


Last Of A Dying Breed

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (REGUA, PORTUGAL) – There are few Portuguese owned Port houses these days. Dona Matilde is an exception. Just past Regua…


Bright Eyed And Bushy Tailed

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (GAIA, PORTUGAL) – The first visit to Manoel D Poças Júnior in Gaia. While writing about wine has its attractions…


High End Cálem In Gaia

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (GAIA, PORTUGAL) – On my last day in Porto no mercy is shown as driver Antonio drops us off at…


Douro Portugal Virtual Winemaker

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (PINHÃO, PORTUGAL) – A Tasting with Vicente Leite de Faria in the Hills of the Douro Valley – While in…



Quinta Do Noval

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (WINDSOR, ON) – Yet again up in the hills of the Douro River Valley to Quinta do Noval. It’s relaxing…


Treacherous But Tasty

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL) – Completely frayed by jet lag, a 10:30 a.m. tasting at Poças in Gaia and a heavy…


Quinta Hopping In The Douro Valley

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL) – After five days touring and tasting from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm in Porto and the…