The Rich Tapestry of Portuguese Grape Varieties

The Rich Tapestry of Portuguese Grape Varieties Nestled along the Atlantic coast, Portugal boasts a winemaking tradition as diverse and vibrant as its landscapes. What sets Portuguese wines apart is not just their exquisite flavors and aromas but the remarkable diversity of indigenous grape varieties that have flourished within its borders. From the sun-kissed slopes of the Douro Valley to the rolling hills of the Alentejo, Portugal's vineyards are a testament to centuries of cultivation, where a staggering array of grape varietals have not only thrived but have been embraced worldwide as symbols of quality and distinction. Amidst this enological tapestry, Portugal stands as a beacon of vinicultural heritage, offering a treasure trove of unique flavors and experiences waiting to be explored.

Christmas Cookie Crawl and Wine Pairing

Christmas Cookie Crawl and Wine Pairing Last year, the 700 block of Caroline decided to collaborate with each other during the Christmas holiday season. As a way of promoting each other, Chris Allen, of Duly Noted, suggested a cookie crawl where customers would purchase a tin and then collect their cookies along the path of participating businesses. Having sold out of tickets, Chris decided to take this idea to a much bigger platform. Chris is also the Executive Director of Mainstreet, which is a national nonprofit organization that focuses on the economic improvements of historical downtowns.

A Bouquet of Rosés

A Bouquet of Rosés Would you rather have a bouquet of Rosés than Roses? The benefits to having the Rosés are: enjoying rosé from all around the world, they will not turn brown or wilt; they smell just as lovely as a rose, and at times have the same aroma; and you do not have to remember, or want, to add water! With summer in full swing, with porch and poolside sitting, picnics and outside dining, here is a half-dozen bouquets of Rosé’s for you to enjoy.

Founding Fathers Loved Madeira

Founding Fathers Loved Madeira The founding fathers, to include George Washington, Tomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, were known to have enjoyed Madeira wine, as it was a popular choice of alcohol among the upper class, Colonial Americans in the 18th Century. It was a sophisticated and luxurious drink for the elites of the time. Historical records and letters by these individuals would mention their appreciation for Madeira. Most ironically Madeira was the celebratory drink at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Sparkling Wine for Mom

Sparkling Wine for Mom Mother’s Day is upon us this weekend. Think about it: Without these women, we, as beings, would not exist in the first place. Reflecting on this, we are the ones who have heard her heartbeat from the inside. That thought is just so profound. Life exists because of mother. How do you grasp that?