Uncorked! Abroad

The Luxury Of Port

  By Robert K Stephen (CSW) (OPORTO, PORTUGAL) –  Port Wine Day in Oporto, Portugal, on September 10, opened with its first panel addressing Past,…


(l to r) Luis Ferreira Lopes, James Suckling, Roger Voss, and Ana Teresa Lehmann participate in a panel discussion Past Future and Pertinent Questions, during Day 1 of the second annual Port Wine Day in Oporto, Portugal.Photo by José Eduardo Cunha, courtesy of IVDP.

Port Wine Day In Porto

By Robert K Stephen (CSW) (OPORTO, PORTUGAL) – Part 1 Past Future and Pertinent Questions. September 10, saw the second Port Wine Day in Porto,…


Port Wine Day 2015

By Robert K Stephen, CSW (TORONTO, ON) – I had the opportunity in November 2013, as the wine writer for Square Media Group, to be…


Island Winery logo.Photo by Robert Stephen.

Island Winery: A Brave Attempt

Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (HILTON HEAD, SC) – Can you imagine wineries in South Carolina? Hard to believe when we are lead to believe, by…



M Bistro Continues The Tradition

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (NEW ORLEANS, LA) – The M Bistro is the Ritz Carlton New Orleans’ flagship restaurant. I’ve noticed that bistro dining…


Ruffian Romanians

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (TORONTO, ON) – I ran into a few ruffian Romanians in Romania before the Berlin Wall came tumbling down. Yes…


Port And Douro Wine Contemplations

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (TORONTO, ON) – After a week in Portugal on a gruelling touring schedule, I have been transformed from a person…



A Mile Of Oak Barrels

By Robert K. Stephen (CSW) (GAIA, PORTUGAL) – After a mammoth lunch at the Bolsa in Porto with our friends from Cálem, we hop in…