Thursday, January 30, 2014

Four Days in Rome by Philip S. Kampe and Maria Reveley




                                    The 'Keyhole' view of St. Peter's Basilca

There is a legend surrounding Rome’s Trevi Fountain. Toss a coin into the water and you’re ensured another visit to the eternal city.
Whether you stay in a Roman convent, monastery or other religious institution
 www.VaticanAccommodations.com , which makes a tourist feel like a pilgrim or if you stay in a secluded hotel, my choice being Hotel degli Aranci ($75) , Via Barnaba Oriana 11, Tel# 39 06 8070202  www.hoteldegliaranci.com , off-the-beaten track in the lavish Parioli district, a short, downhill,  mile and a half walk to the Villa Borghese, Rome is where you want to be.
Whatever you do, remember Rome has thousands of offbeat, historical, mind-bending nooks and crannies only the locals know.
                               Tour Guides Antonio and Paolo of RoamAroundRome

To find the secrets of Rome, PROMOROMA, a division of the Rome Chamber of Commerce, suggested a couple of tour guides, Antonio Rinaldini and Paolo Meschini, founders of  Rome’s tour guide business with a catchy name, RoamAroundRome.  www.RoamAroundRome.com .

The ‘dynamic duo’ caters to clients with discerning needs who consider Rome an experience, not just a holiday. They know these small, hidden treasures that will make a visit to Rome unforgettable. Antonio and Paolo literally take you by the hand and guide you to the heart and soul of the Eternal City. ‘Walking is the preferred mode of transportation in Rome,' Antonio said. Walking through the center of Rome is relatively easy and it is the best way to see the city that has perpetual traffic problems.
To experience Rome like the Romans do, like I did, contact PromoRoma.
Thanks to the suggestion of President Giancarlo Cremonesi and his staff, specifically Consultant Manfredi Minutelli and Francesca Bianconi, from the PromoRoma division of the Rome Chamber of Commerce, we found two tour guides that are great 'Ambassadors for Rome'.

PromoRoma wants to help all tourists with their specific needs when visiting the Eternal City.
They are a great and necessary resource.
Their contact information is:
Via de’ Burro’ 147, 00186 Roma
Telephone 06 6795941
Via the internet:  www.promoroma.com
 
                                       Terrazza Caffarelli--My favorite view of Rome

THE JOURNEY BEGINS:
On a winter’s afternoon of bright sunshine and blue skies, everything moves quickly in and around Rome, especially Piazza Venezia.  
The piazza is the ‘Heart of Rome,' the central hub, a circus of sorts.
Renaissance Popes lived here.
From a balcony in Piazza Venezia, Mussolini lectured  the crowds about fascism.
At the head of the piazza, the Romans built a huge, white marble memorial dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II, who was the first ruler of a unified Italy. Foreigners say the statue resembles a ‘wedding cake’, while Romans refer to it as the ‘typewriter'..
My visits to Rome took place in two different seasons, the dead of winter and the overly crowded summer.
Each time I visited, I studied the ceilings at the Sistine Chapel, dreamed at the Coliseum and threw a coin into the Trevi Fountain.

                                                   Roasted chestnuts anyone?

If it was winter, I bought roasted chestnuts.
If it was summer, I ordered gelato.
Then it was back to the old grind, churches and landmarks.
But, eventually, peering up at one more landmark or squinting at yet another poorly lit Caravaggio, a stranger in Rome crosses another threshold.
Suddenly the most important thing in the Eternal City is not to find where La Dolce Vita was filmed or where Julius Caesar was stabbed, but, finding a place to sit still, to rest sore feet, to sip something sparkling, to read an e-mail, to eavesdrop or to just disappear in the shadows.
That is what piazzas are for.
Rome must have more of them than any other city. The greatest of the piazzas dominate a city that dominates Italy and at one time, dominated Europe
Rome is the capital of Italy and arguably Italy is the most beautiful country in the world.                                          
The imperial city knows no decline. It serves as the cradle of ancient art and architecture.  Rome is the beating heart of Catholicism and La Dolce Vita.
Who hasn’t heard of the Coliseum, Vatican City, the Pantheon, the Sistine Chapel, the Roman Forum and the countless museums and piazzas that still dominate modern day Rome?
Its origin lies in the myth of Romulus and Remus, symbolized by the ‘She Wolf’.
The rise of the glorious Roman Empire gave birth to the clergy, the papacy and launched its architectural Baroque rebirth.
                    Savoring Rome's beauty with Prosecco at Terrazza Caffarelli

My favorite escape from Rome’s hustle and bustle, thanks to Antonio and Paolo’s recommendation, is Palazzo Caffarelli, where the outdoor terrace, Terrazza Caffarelli offers a striking view of the skyline of Rome, known for its vaulting domes.
Located above the steps of the Capitol, home of the Capitoline Museum, lies my oasis, a quiet, escape from frenetic Rome.
The outdoor terrace, with its stunning views, is also the home of Relais le Jardin, a restaurant whose food is as good as the view. This is where one can have a spiritual breather, while sipping Prosecco in one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
There are many faces of Rome.
Let’s take a look at a different Rome, from a different perspective. Rome has an important cinematic soul where world-class movie directors create cinematic memories.
Take, for example, Audrey Hepburn’s classic scene, where Ms. Hepburn is riding on the back of a Vespa motor scooter, in the classic movie,  ‘Roman Holiday' (1953).  
The image has been in our brain and our soul for over sixty years.


Isn’t it a must for all tourists to walk down the same streets and sit at the same cafes that the movie ‘Roman Holiday’ depicted? 
Rome is a living film set, where the Coliseum comes alive and is a symbol of the ancient world, while ‘To Rome With Love’ (Woody Allen) , gives relevance to the present day.
The locals live next to history, a fact few Americans can relate to.
When I say Romans live inside their monuments, I am not using a metaphor, it literally is the truth.
The Italians are very spontaneous.
They ask, ‘Who you are?’ versus ‘What do you do?’
The Romans live in history, but, view the world in the present.

                         Chef Luca, our teacher, at Citta del Gusto Cooking School



THE COOKING LESSON:
When you think of Italy, especially Rome, you think of food.
Haven’t all visiting tourists had the desire to visit Harry’s Bar, where Ernest Hemingway frequented? Or haven’t we wanted to take a cooking class at the famous Citta del Gusto, the cooking school of Gambero Rosso?
Well, we had the opportunity to experience a cooking class at the esteemed Citta del Gusto.
One of the dishes we made was the Roman version of ’Spaghetti alla Carbonara’, an old
standby and one of my favorite dishes.
The Roman recipe differs from other Carbonara recipes we have come to know and love, as no cream is used in this recipe.

INGREDIENTS:
12 ounces of spaghetti
6 ounces of Guanciale or Pancetta if you can’t find Guanciale
4 egg yolks
3 ounces of freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Black pepper to taste
                                                       Spaghetti alla Carbonara

THE PROCESS:
Cut the Guanciale (pork cheek) into strips and cook until the ends turn up.
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks with 2/3 of the Pecorino Romano and black pepper
Cook the spaghetti in boiling water until three minutes before al dente
Drain the pasta and put it into the pan with the Guanciale
Cook the pasta until creamy by adding a little of the pasta water
Remove the pan from the heat and pour the spaghetti into the bowl with the eggs
Mix well and serve with black pepper and Pecorino Romano
Serves 4
                               Cooking Carbonara with future Chef Maria Reveley

Not only did we cook ‘Spaghetti alla Carbonara’, but, we were given a cooking kit upon arrival from ‘Bravo Buonissimo’, which contained all the ingredients necessary to cook Latium’s most famous dish, Bucatini All’Amatriciana’.
According to the easy to cook guidebook, all of the necessary ingredients are included in the ‘chic’ looking package.
The Eco-friendly package contained:
16 ounces Bucatini pasta
15 ounce jar of peeled San Marzano tomatoes with juice
6 ounces Guanciale from Amatrice
4 ounces Pecorino Romano from Latium
6 ounces Sabina DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 ounce Peperoncini from Calabrese
750ml bottle of Latium White Wine

                                      The Eco-friendly ingredient package from Bravo Buonissimo

With high quality Italian ingredients, the end result will always be ‘Authentic’.
Bucatini All’Amatriciana is a typical dish from the central part of the Italian peninsula, the heart of the Gran Sasso National Park, where the mountains separate the Tyrrhenian Sea from the Adriatic Sea.
Bucatini All’Amatriciana is considered one of Italy’s most famous and irresistible pasta dishes.
Bravo Buonissimo www.bravobuonissimo.it  is not just a culinary experience, it is also a cultural discovery which digs deeply into Italian traditions, from the north to the south of the country, characterized by each region's unique food farming heritage. These culinary food packages were designed specifically to take a slice of Italy into your home.

THE RECIPE
Boil 4 quarts of water
While the water is boiling, add three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to a sauté pan
Add a small amount of peperoncino to the hot oil
Add 6 ounces of Guanciale to oil and cook until they are crispy and curl
Add 4 ounces of white wine to the dish
As soon as the white wine has evaporated add a 15 ounce can of peeled San Marzano tomatoes to the pan
Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring slightly
Take off the heat when done
Add the 16 ounce package of Bucatini to the boiling water
Add an ounce of sea salt to the pasta water
Cook for ten minutes until al dente, stirring every three to four minutes
Grate the soft 4 ounces of Pecorino Romano while the pasta is cooking
Heat the tomato sauce to medium
When the Bucatini have finished cooking, drain and add to the pan with the tomato sauce
Keep stirring for a minute and take the pan off of the heat and add the grated Pecorino Romano directly into the frying pan, stirring carefully
It is now ready to serve with your chilled white wine
Serves 4


                            GELSO della Valchetta, Rome's Award -Winning Vineyard

                           The vines in the background at Gelso della Valchetta

WINE:
Maybe there is only one winery in the city of Rome, Gelso della Valchetta, for good reason.
Located a scant twenty minutes north of city center, Gelso della Valchetta, makes tremendous, award-winning wines that are the passion of winemakers and owners Mapi and Marco Caldani.
Under the supervision of enologist Graziana Grassini, the first planting in 1997 has blossomed into a sought after wine that has roots worldwide. The wines are bottled under the Il Gelso and Il Lilium labels and blend the Merlot (75%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) varietals.
To visit Azienda Agricola Gelso della Valchetta, call 39 3489014364 or visit their website at: www.gelsodellavalchetta.com
 

                                                             Food is religion!

RECOMMENDED RESTAURANTS IN ROME:
When in Rome, there is one thing you don't have to worry about.
Finding a place to eat.
You can choose from family-run trattorias and pizzerias to elegant restaurants. The food is simple and rich in flavor. The food from Rome has its roots in the past.
As a simple guide, with the help of Manfredi Minutelli, we have assembled a short list of 'Ten Restaurants in Rome' that are worth visiting:
1)Lo Scopettaro in Testaccio
2)Harry’s Bar on Via Vittorio Veneto150
3)Al Pompiere on Via Di S. Maria De’ Calderari 38
4)La Carrette at Via Madonna dei Monte 95
5)Osteria della Gensola in Trastevere Molto
6)Gina in Parioli Settembrini
7)La Nuova Fiorentina in Prati Lo Scopettaro
8)Felice in Testaccio Roscioli
9)Il Drappo near Piazza Farnese
10) Restaurant Les Etoiles Rooftop at the Hotel Atlante Garden in Vatican City

WHEN IN ROME, DO AS THE ROMANS DO:
After interviewing several Roman residents, I compiled a list of ten places the locals like to visit.
Many are off the beaten tourist path.
1)Ponte Sisto is a footbridge in Rome’s historic center, spanning the river Tiber. It connects Via del Pettinari in the Rione of Regola to Piazza Trilussa in Trastevere. Construction was ordered by Pope Sixtus IV using architect Baccio Pontelli in 1493.

2) Piazza Trilussa in Trastevere takes the name of the poet, Carlo Alberto Salustri (1873-1950), who was an Italian dialect poet, better known for his pen name, an anagram of his surname.

3) Via Appia Antica. Marzia recalls the summer afternoons, when a Roman wind blows gently, as she walked on the 3000 year old stones, she could hear the voicesof the people who lived and died there.

4) The Parco degli Acquedotti is a public park in Rome, part of the Appian Way Regional Park. It is named after the aqueducts.

5) Via di Ripetta is a historic street in the historic center of Rome that links the Piazza del Popolo to Via del Clementino, not far from the Pantheon.

6) Basilica di Santo Stefano Rotondo (St. Stephen In The Round on the Celian Hill) is the National Church in Rome of Hungary.

7) Tempietto del Bramante a San Pietro in Montorio al Gianicola is a church that includes a courtyard as a small commemorative tomb built by Donato Bramante.

8) Villa Medici al Pincio is a mannerist villa and an architectural complex with a garden contiguous with the large Borghese gardens on Pincian Hill. 

9) Porta San Sebastiano is a modern name for the ancient Porta Appia, a gate in the Aurelian Wall of Rome.

10) Mausoleo di Santa Costanza was built in the 4th century for Constanza, son of Constantine.

MY FAVORITE ROMAN VIEW:
The most dramatic view in Rome is from the Keyhole at the Knights of Malta Gate on Aventine Hill. If you peek through the keyhole on the piazza designed by Piranesi in 1765, you will see a garden path that ends with bushes that perfectly frame the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in the distance.
What you are peering through are the gardens of the Villa del Priorato di Malta, one of Rome’s properties of the famous Knights of Malta ( I Cavalieri di Malta), one of the last surviving orders of knights dating back to the Crusades.
                                                        The 'Keyhole' 


THE FOUR-DAY ROMAN ITINERARY
(Promoroma’s Educational Tour led by RoamAroundRome)
As you can see, Rome has so much to see and often, as tourists, we never have enough time to visit what we consider important.
Thanks to PromoRoma's direction, the four days I spent in Rome, following their guidance, made this trip the 'Most Memorable' vacation in my life.
I didn't feel hurried,at all, but, I felt energetic and fulfilled each day.
I am sharing the itinerary with you, so, you can use it as a guide if and when you visit the Eternal City.

Day 1:
Arrival in Rome and transfer to Hotel degli Aranci
Lunch at Terrazza Caffarelli
Tour of Domus Romane at Palazzo Valentini
Transfer to winery Gelso della Valchetta
Winery Tour and wine tasting with homemade appetizers
Dinner at Harry’s Bar
                                 Products from Azienda Agricola Pompili

                             The map of Consorzio Sabina DOP Olive Oil
                                              First press olive oil




Day 2:
Departure from hotel to Polombara to Sabina to visit Azienda Agricola Pompili
Tour and extra virgin olive oil tasting
Lunch at La Muraccia fishing camp restaurant
Return to Rome and stroll from Piazza Barberini to Villa Borghese  along Via Veneto, the ‘La Dolce Vita’ street
Guided tour of Villa Borghese
Transfer from Galleria Borghese to the cooking show at Citta del Gusto (Gambero Rosso)
Enjoy wine and homemade appetizers before you join Chef Luca for a cooking lesson
Dine on the food that you prepared at Citta del Gusto


Day 3:
Transfer from hotel to Villa Farnesina alla Lungara
Villa Farnesina guided tour and walking tour of Trastevere and the Jewish ghetto
Lunch at Al Pompiere for typical Jewish roman cuisine
Transfer to Coliseum and San Clemente Basilica for a guided tour
Shopping in Rome then back to the hotel
Transfer to La Carrette pizzeria for dinner
                                         Lo Scopettaro Restaurant

Day 4:
Walking tour of Baroque Rome
Lunch at Lo Scopettaro restaurant in Testaccio
Three hour car tour of Rome ending at the ‘Keyhole’
Back to the hotel
Transfer from hotel to Bancovino wine bar for wine tasting and dinner
 Bancovino Wine Bar is located in the Prati district and is home of gourmet food, salami and the best selection of wines that pair perfectly with their bistro food. Via Pietro Borsieri, 27. Telephone 0687673864
www.bancovino.com

See you in Rome!



                       Philip S. Kampe, your author in front of Graffiti from the 21st century

                              Did you know that Graffiti existed in Rome in the 5th century?

Philip S. Kampe
Philip.Kampe@TheWineHub.com

Photographs by Maria Reveley 
























                                                                                                  

Friday, January 24, 2014

Gallo's 'Hearty Burgundy's 50 Year Celebration' by Philip S. Kampe



                         Gallo’s Hearty Burgundy's 50 Year Souvenir Magnum




When I was in college in the early 70’s I remember buying a TIME magazine that had a bottle of Gallo’s HEARTY BURGUNDY on the cover. The article highlighted California’s contribution to the wine world and how Gallo’s Hearty Burgundy was the ‘best wine buy in America’.
To celebrate the ‘Fifty Years’ that Hearty Burgundy has been in the market, the Gallo Family sponsored a ‘Hearty Burgundy Party’ at the discreet Hudson Hotel in Manhattan. Unfortunately, I did not attend because of the blizzard like conditions that evening. What I did was simple, I bought to a bottle of Hearty Burgundy and celebrated on my own.
As much as I am supposed to know about wine—little did I know that this ‘Gem of a Magnum’ was so well priced and so high of a quality that I was literally overwhelmed. The wine is a combination of Zinfandel and Petit Sirah.
Hearty Burgundy is the type of wine I would serve at a big party, where you want to keep your wine costs down, yet you want to pour a wine that you would be proud of. The new packaging of the bottle (see photo) will be unveiled in February, just in time for your Superbowl party.
Legend has it that Hearty Burgundy was the favorite wine of Gallo’s founders, Ernest and Julio. The wine is credited for putting wine on the map when spirits dominated the market fifty years ago.
It is the type of wine, my wife’s family (Italian), would drink every Sunday while enjoying pasta with red sauce and meatballs.
Thank you Ernest and Julio Gallo for being a part of our life for the past ‘Fifty Years’.



Philip S. Kampe
Philip.Kampe@TheWineHub.com






 


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Friday, January 17, 2014

50 GREAT PORTUGUESE WINES Chosen for 2014 by Joshua Greene Posted by Philip S. Kampe



I attended a magnificent event revealing the '50 Great Wines of Portugal'.
Joshua Greene, Editor and Publisher of Wine & Spirits Magazine, made the final selection, after a tedious tasting venue.
Evan Goldstein, founder of Full Circle Wine Solutions (SF) was the emcee for the event.
Special Achievement Awards were presented to select dignitaries, which, included:
Importer of the Year: Wine In Motion (NJ)
Restaurants of the Year: Pier 95 (NY) and Hearth (NYC)
Independent Retailer of the Year: Astor Wine & Spirits (NYC)
Chain Retailer of the Year: Binny's Beverage Depot (Chicago)

The Portuguese export market grew 15% in the 2013 calendar year.
I predicted the 'new trend' in wine to be from the TEJO region in 2014. Joshua Greene
picked a wine from Tejo, #18, in his top 50.
The Top 50 are in tasting order, according to Joshua Greene, not, as is customary, from the Traditional Best #1 to #50.
What is your favorite?



50 Great Wines 
by Joshua Greene - REVEALED



01 - 2012 Solar das Bouças Loureiro, Vinho Verde

Producer: SOLAR DAS BOUÇAS
Wine Name: LOUREIRO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): LOUREIRO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 80,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ÁLVARO VAN ZELLER




02 - 2012 Quinta de Gomariz Avesso, Vinho Verde

Producer: QUINTA DE GOMARIZ
Wine Name: AVESSO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): AVESSO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 10,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO SOUSA




03 - 2012 Quinta da Lixa Aromas das Castas Alvarinho Trajadura, Vinho Verde

Producer: QUINTA DA LIXA
Wine Name: AROMAS DAS CASTAS ALVARINHO TRAJADURA
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO (50%), TRAJADURA (50%)
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 30,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: CARLOS TEIXEIRA




04 - 2011 Quinta de Pacos Casa do Capitao-mor, Vinho Verde

Producer: QUINTA DE PAÇOS
Wine Name: CASA DO CAPITÃO-MOR
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 6,600 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI CUNHA




05 - 2012 Soalheiro Alvarinho, Vinho Verde

Producer: SOALHEIRO
Wine Name: ALVARINHO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 100,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUIS CERDEIRA




06 - 2012 Soalheiro Primeiras Vinhas, Vinho Verde

Producer: SOALHEIRO
Wine Name: PRIMEIRAS VINHAS
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 12,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUIS CERDEIRA




07 - 2012 Anselmo Mendes Vinhos Contacto, Vinho Verde

Producer: ANSELMO MENDES VINHOS
Wine Name: CONTACTO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ALVARINHO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 60,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ANSELMO MENDES




08 - 2010 IdealDrinks Eminencia, Vinho Verde

Producer: IDEALDRINKS
Wine Name: EMINÊNCIA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): LOUREIRO
Region: VINHO VERDE
Production: 20,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: CARLOS LUCAS




09 - 2012 Casa de Mouraz Encruzado, Dao

Producer: CASA DE MOURAZ
Wine Name: ENCRUZADO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ENCRUZADO
Region: DÃO
Production: 3,666 BOTTLES
Winemaker: VINES AND WINES AND ANTÓNIO LOPES RIBEIRO




10 - 2004 Quinta das Bágeiras Garrafeira White, Bairrada

Producer: QUINTA DAS BÁGEIRAS
Wine Name: GARRAFEIRA WHITE
Vintage: 2004
Varietal(s): MARIA GOMES, BICAL
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 3,200 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI ALVES




11 - 2011 Quinta de Chocapalha Arinto, Lisboa

Producer: QUINTA DE CHOCAPALHA
Wine Name: ARINTO
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): ARINTO
Region: LISBOA
Production: -
Winemaker: SANDRA TAVARES DA SILVA




12 - 2012 Enoport United Wines Quinta do Boicao Reserva White, Bucelas

Producer: ENOPORT UNITED WINES
Wine Name: QUINTA DO BOIÇÃO RESERVA WHITE
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): ARINTO
Region: BUCELAS
Production: 15,600 BOTTLES
 Winemaker: JOÃO VICÊNCIO




13 - 2011 Casca Wines Monte Cascas Malvasia de Colares Branco, Colares

Producer: CASCA WINES
Wine Name: MONTE CASCAS MALVASIA DE COLARES BRANCO
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): MALVASIA DE COLARES
Region: COLARES
Production: 450 BOTTLES
Winemaker: HELDER CUNHA AND FREDERICO GOMES




14 - 2011 Rui Reguinga Enologia Terrenus, Alentejo

Producer: RUI REGUINGA ENOLOGIA
Wine Name: TERRENUS
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): ARINTO, FERNÃO PIRES, BICAL, ROUPEIRO AND OTHER VARIETALS
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 5,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI REGUINGA




15 - 2012 Herdade do Esporão Verdelho, Alentejo

Producer: HERDADE DO ESPORÃO
Wine Name: VERDELHO
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): VERDELHO
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 5,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DAVID BAVERSTOCK AND SANDRA ALVES




16 - 2012 Secret Spot Wines Vale da Poupa Moscatel Galego White, Douro

Producer: SECRET SPOT WINES
Wine Name: VALE DA POUPA MOSCATEL GALEGO WHITE
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): MOSCATEL GALEGO BRANCO
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI CUNHA AND HUGO LINTON




17 - 2012 Jose Maria da Fonseca Vinhos Domingos Soares Franco Colecção Privada Moscatel Roxo Rosé, Península de Setúbal

Producer: JOSÉ MARIA DA FONSECA VINHOS
Wine Name: DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO COLECÇÃO PRIVADA MOSCATEL ROXO ROSÉ
Vintage: 2012
Varietal(s): MOSCATEL ROXO
Region: PENÍNSULA DE SETÚBAL
Production: 8,500 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DOMINGOS SOARES FRANCO




18 - 2009 Quinta da Alorna Portal da Aguia Red DOC, Tejo

Producer: QUINTA DA ALORNA
Wine Name: PORTAL DA ÁGUIA RED DOC
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): TINTA RORIZ, CASTELÃO, SYRAH, ALICANTE BOUSCHET
Region: TEJO
Production: 230,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: MARTTA REIS SIMÕES




19 - 2008 Quinta de Chocapalha Red, Lisboa

Producer: QUINTA DE CHOCAPALHA
Wine Name: RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): TINTA RORIZ (33%), SYRAH (22%), TOURIGA NACIONAL (22%), TOURIGA FRANCA (11%), CASTELÃO (10%), ALICANTE BOUSCHET(2%)
Region: LISBOA
Production: -
Winemaker: SANDRA TAVARES DA SILVA




20 - 2011 Quinta do Pinto Estate Collection Red, Alenquer

Producer: QUINTA DO PINTO
Wine Name: ESTATE COLLECTION RED
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (25%), ARAGONEZ (20% ), CASTELÃO (10%), ALFROCHEIRO (10%), TINTA MIÚDA (10%), SYRAH (25%)
Region: LISBOA
Production: 150,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: TIAGO BELLEGARDE MACHADO




21 - 2010 Vidigal Wines Brutalis, Lisboa

Producer: VIDIGAL WINES
Wine Name: BRUTALIS
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): ALICANTE BOUSCHET (85%), CABERNET SAUVIGNON (15%)
Region: LISBOA
Production: 30,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO VENTURA, RAFAEL NEUPARTH AND ARNALDO SIMÕES




22 - 2010 Quinta da Plansel Marques de Montemor Colheita Seleccionada Touriga Franca, Alentejo

Producer: QUINTA DA PLANSEL
Wine Name: MARQUÊS DE MONTEMOR, COLHEITA SELECCIONADA TOURIGA FRANCA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA FRANCA
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 4,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DORINA LINDEMANN




23 - 2010 Monte da Ravasqueira Vinha das Romas, Alentejo

Producer: MONTE DA RAVASQUEIRA
Wine Name: VINHA DAS ROMÃS
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): SYRAH, TOURIGA NACIONAL, ALICANTE BOUSCHET, TOURIGA FRANCA
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 30,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: PEDRO PEREIRA GONÇALVES




24 - 2010 Herdade do Esporao Reserva Red, Alentejo

Producer: HERDADE DO ESPORÃO
Wine Name: RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): ARAGONÊS, TRINCADEIRA, ALICANTE BOUSCHET, CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 50,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DAVID BAVERSTOCK AND LUIS PATRAO




25 - 2008 Herdade de Vale Barqueiros Reserva Red, Alentejo

Producer: HERDADE DE VALE BARQUEIROS
Wine Name: RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): ALICANTE BOUSCHET, TRINCADEIRA
Region: ALENTEJO
Production: 14,400 BOTTLES
Winemaker: PAULO LAUREANO




26 - 2010 Lusovini Pedra Cancela Selecao do Enologo, Dao

Producer: LUSOVINI
Wine Name: PEDRA CANCELA SELEÇÃO DO ENÓLOGO
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, ALFROCHEIRO, TINTA RORIZ
Region: DÃO
Production: 200,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOÃO PAULO GOUVEIA




27 - 2010 Casa de Mouraz Elfa, Dão

Producer: CASA DE MOURAZ
Wine Name: ELFA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): FIELD BLEND OF 30 DIFFERENT GRAPE VARIETALS
Region: DÃO
Production: 6,666 BOTTLES
Winemaker: VINES & WINES AND ANTÓNIO LOPES RIBEIRO




28 - 2009 FTP Vinhos Quinta do Serrado Reserva Red, Dao

Producer: FTP VINHOS
Wine Name: QUINTA DO SERRADO RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, ALFROCHEIRO, JAEN
Region: DÃO
Production: -
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO MACHADO




29 - 2007 Quinta da Ponte Pedrinha Vinhas Velhas, Dao

Producer: QUINTA DA PONTE PEDRINHA
Wine Name: VINHAS VELHAS
Vintage: 2007
Varietal(s): BLEND OF DIFFERENT GRAPES VARIETALS
Region: DÃO
Production: 8,300 BOTTLES
Winemaker: PATRÍCIA CARVALHO, CATARINA SIMÕES AND
LAFAYETTE AGRA




30 - 2009 Alianca Quinta da Dona Red, Bairrada

Producer: ALIANÇA
Wine Name: QUINTA DA DÔNA RED
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): BAGA
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 22,687 BOTTLES
Winemaker: FRANCISCO ANTUNES




31 - 2009 Luis Pato Vinha Pan, Bairrada

Producer: LUÍS PATO
Wine Name: VINHA PAN
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): BAGA
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 3,066 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUÍS PATO




32 - 2009 Quinta das Bageiras Garrafeira Red, Bairrada

Producer: QUINTA DAS BÁGEIRAS
Wine Name: GARRAFEIRA RED
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): BAGA
Region: BAIRRADA
Production: 8,676 BOTTLES
Winemaker: RUI ALVES




33 - 2011 Joao Brito e Cunha Quinta de S. Jose Touriga Nacional, Douro

Producer: JOÃO BRITO E CUNHA
Wine Name: QUINTA DE S. JOSÉ TOURIGA NACIONAL
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL
Region: DOURO
Production: 2,700 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOÃO BRITO E CUNHA




34 - 2011 Muxagat Vinhos Red, Douro

Producer: MUXAGAT VINHOS
Wine Name: RED
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, TOURIGA FRANCA, SOUSÃO
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: MATEUS NICOLAU DE ALMEIDA




35 - 2010 Quinta Seara d’Ordens TalentVs Grande Escolha, Douro

Producer: QUINTA SEARA D'ORDENS
Wine Name: TALENTVS GRANDE ESCOLHA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (50%), TOURIGA FRANCA (25%), TINTA RORIZ (25%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 6,092 BOTTLES
Winemaker: LUÍS SOARES DUARTE




36 - 2010 Jorge Nobre Moreira Poeira, Douro

Producer: JORGE NOBRE MOREIRA
Wine Name: POEIRA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): OLD VINES
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JORGE MOREIRA




37 - 2010 Niepoort Vinhos Batuta, Douro

Producer: NIEPOORT VINHOS
Wine Name: BATUTA
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TINTA AMARELA, TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA RORIZ, RUFETE, MALVAZIA PRETA AND OTHERS
Region: DOURO
Production: 13,014 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DIRK NIEPOORT AND TEAM




38 - 2010 Wine & Soul Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas, Douro

Producer: WINE & SOUL
Wine Name: QUINTA DA MANOELLA VINHAS VELHAS
Vintage: 2010
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (60%), TOURIGA FRANCA (25%), TINTA RORIZ (10%), TINTA FRANCISCA (5%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 10,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JORGE BORGES AND SANDRA TAVARES




39 - 2009 Adriano Ramos Pinto Collection, Douro

Producer: ADRIANO RAMOS PINTO
Wine Name: COLLECTION
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (50%), TOURIGA FRANCA (40%), TINTA DA BARCA (10%)
Region: DOURO
Production: -
Winemaker: JOÃO NICOLAU DE ALMEIDA




40 - 2009 Duorum Vinhos Reserva Vinhas Velhas, Douro

Producer: DUORUM VINHOS
Wine Name: RESERVA VINHAS VELHAS
Vintage: 2009
Varietal(s): FIELD BLEND OF MAINLY TOURIGA NACIONAL (45%), TOURIGA FRANCA (45%), TINTA RORIZ (5%), SOUSÃO (5%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 10,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOSÉ MARIA SOARES FRANCO




41 - 2008 Quinta do Portal Reserva, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DO PORTAL
Wine Name: RESERVA
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (40%), TINTA RORIZ (45%), TOURIGA FRANCA (15%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 2,620 CASES
Winemaker: PAULO COUTINHO




42 - 2008 Folias de Baco Olho no Pe Grande Reserva Red, Douro

Producer: FOLIAS DE BACO
Wine Name: OLHO NO PÉ GRANDE RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): MIXED OF NATIVE VARIETALS
Region: DOURO
Production: 3,550 BOTTLES
Winemaker: TIAGO SAMPAIO




43 - 2008 Quinta do Noval Red Wine, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DO NOVAL
Wine Name: RED WINE
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): Touriga Nacional (50%), Touriga Franca (40%), Tinto Cão (10%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 1,500 CASES
Winemaker: ANTÓNIO AGRELLOS




44 - 2008 Quinta da Sequeira Reserva Red, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DA SEQUEIRA
Wine Name: RESERVA RED
Vintage: 2008
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA
RORIZ, TINTA AMARELA, TINTA BARROCA
Region: DOURO
Production: 7,750 BOTTLES
Winemaker: MÁRIO CARDOSO




45 - 2007 Quinta do Sagrado Mutante, Douro

Producer: QUINTA DO SAGRADO
Wine Name: MUTANTE
Vintage: 2007
Varietal(s): OLD VINE VARIETALS (33%), BLEND OF
VARIETALS (31%), TINTA AMARELA (14%), TOURIGA FRANCESA (11%), TOURIGA NACIONAL (6%), TINTA RORIZ (5%)
Region: DOURO
Production: 12,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: JOSÉ MARIA CALEM




46 - 1996 Madeira Wine Company Blandy’s Colheita Bual, Madeira

Producer: MADEIRA WINE COMPANY
Wine Name: BLANDY’S COLHEITA BUAL
Vintage: 1996
Varietal(s): BUAL
Region: MADEIRA
Production: 3,000 (500 ML) BOTTLES
Winemaker: FRANCISCO ALBUQUERQUE




47 - NV Sogevinus Fine Wines Burmester Tordiz 40 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro

Producer: SOGEVINUS FINE WINES
Wine Name: BURMESTER TORDIZ 40 YEAR OLD TAWNY PORT
Vintage: NV
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL (30%), TINTA RORIZ (30%), TOURIGA FRANCA (30%), TINTA BARROCA (10%)
Region: DOURO
Production: -
Winemaker: CARLOS ALVES




48 - 1969 Symington Family Estates Graham’s Single Harvest Tawny Port, Douro

Producer: SYMINGTON FAMILY ESTATES
Wine Name: GRAHAM’S SINGLE HARVEST TAWNY PORT
Vintage: 1969
Varietal(s): BLEND OF TRADITIONAL DOURO GRAPE VARIETALS
Region: DOURO
Production: 356 CASES
Winemaker: CHARLES SYMINGTON




49 - 2011 Fonseca Vintage Porto, Douro

Producer: FONSECA
Wine Name: VINTAGE PORTO
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA NACIONAL, TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA BARROCA, TINTA RORIZ, TINTO CÃO, TINTA AMARELA
Region: DOURO
Production: 6,000 Cases
Winemaker: DAVID GUIMARAENS




50 - 2010 Niepoort Vinhos Batuta, Douro

Producer: NIEPOORT VINHOS
Wine Name: VINTAGE
Vintage: 2011
Varietal(s): TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA RORIZ, TINTO CÃO, TINTA FRANCISCA, TINTA AMARELA, SOUSÃO AND OTHER
Region: DOURO
Production: 15,000 BOTTLES
Winemaker: DIRK NIEPOORT AND TEAM


Philip S. Kampe
Philip.Kampe@TheWineHub.com



 


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