Tuesday, October 22, 2013
TEJO Wine Country--Portugal by Philip S. Kampe
We just arrived to normally sunny Portugal. A large group of journalists, sommeliers and wine store and restaurant owners are descending on SANTAREM, the major town in Portugal's Tejo region.
Santarem is an hour and a quarter northeast of Lisbon and is known for the wines the area produces.
Candela Prol, an authority on wines from the region, will help guide us through the area with her colorful descriptions.
Today we will visit the town of Sanatrem, its market place, old buildings and Graca Chrurch. Afterwards, we will dine with wine producers from Enoport, Quinta da Ribeirinha and Casca at Santarem.
A wine report will follow.