The new life of your old corks

The new life of your old corks

Friday. Friends’ reunion. Friends that, as good wine tasters, got easily rid of some wine bottles (the Portuguese ones, of course). From this little meeting, have left few more than memories and corks (too many corks!). So, memories are easy to remember whenever you want (if you had lucky there are photos who can help […]

Top 100 wines of 2016

Top 100 wines of 2016

2016 it’s over and it’s time to discover which Portuguese wines were selected by the magazines Wine Enthusiast  and Wine Spectator as their Top 100. Throughout the year, both magazines have tasted many wines and the portuguese ones have been well distinguished. The Wine Enthusiast magazine awarded 6 wines: a port, a Douro, a green wine, […]

Portugal Wineries Guide

Portugal Wineries Guide

Want to know more about the history of Portuguese wine? If so, Flávio Faria most recent’s book could be your greatest helper. Flávio Faria have visited over 300 wineries in the past few years in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Portugal, Italy, the United States, Hungary, Switzerland, South Africa and France. Economis, master in management systems and […]

Notice: Christmas delivery times

Notice: Christmas delivery times

During Christmas season, due to higher demand and greater pressure over our carriers, VINHA advises you to anticipate your orders, especially if you are ordering to/from overseas. During the period, we will do our best to assure: Portugal (Mainland): Up to 3 business days. Should there be a delay, our carriers will reach you to […]

5 Wines for the Autumn

5 Wines for the Autumn

During all the Autumn, chestnuts are very famous in Portugal. But during the first two weeks of November, with the mythic “St. Martin’s summer”, all it’s needed is “fire, chestnuts and wine” (a Portuguese saying). In order to help you choose best wine to pair with chestnuts, our wine specialist suggests 5 wines. From the Vinho Verde […]

Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys: Portuguese wines highlighted

Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys: Portuguese wines highlighted

The 2016 Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Buys has been published! This year, there are 9 Portuguese wines highlighted, and two of them are on the top 5. On this count, Portugal achieves the third place as the country with more wines on the list, only after the United States and France. It should also […]

The exceptional vintages of 2011 from the Douro Valley

The exceptional vintages of 2011 from the Douro Valley

As it was referred by the British wine critic Jancis Robinson, “it is impossible to think of any other wine region anywhere in the world that has produced better wine in 2011”. A legendary harvest In fact, the wet and rainy winter of 2011 allowed the formation of water reserves that were precious during summer, which was […]

3 tips on removing wine stains

3 tips on removing wine stains

Being a winelover, you have probably experienced a situation like this. You are having a pleasant dinner with friends and you drop some red wine on your clothes, on the tablecloths, or even on that special carpet. Next time it happens to you, don’t freak out! Red wine stains are not that difficult to remove! Below we give […]

Organic wines: what is it and why you should consider them

Organic wines: what is it and why you should consider them

Organic wines are wines made from grapes of organic production. This kind of production is performed without the use of chemical products, in revitalized and enriched soil with organic matter only. Leaving aside the use of pollutant products, organic wines combine the best modern practices with agriculture’s traditional knowledges. Organic producers are forced to follow very […]

3 Reasons to drink wine

3 Reasons to drink wine

If you’re that person who thinks that “everything good, makes you feel bad”, then get it out of your mind – at least, what concerns to wine. Consumed with moderation, wine can contribute directly to certain disorder’s prevention – and, indirectly, to your health general improvement (sometimes even with less moderation). How? 1. Laughing is […]

Quality of Portuguese Wine

Quality of Portuguese Wine

Regions where the wine production is strongly a part of it, a huge microclimate diversity, the exclusive grape varieties of the Portuguese territory and the unique Douro Valley’s landscape. All of this makes Portugal a one of kind country when it comes to wine production. But why is Portuguese Wine so different, after all? We can […]

Tasting a Ribeiro Santo Vinha da Neve White

Tasting a Ribeiro Santo Vinha da Neve White

Out of the bottle: crystal, pale and light, fogging the glass’ bottom and foreseeing its granitic freshness. With my eyes on the sand, feeling the warm waves of wind of this summer, I take my first sip. On the mouth, it shows the Dão’s whiteness and its perfect balance between acidity and sweetness, characteristic of […]

Wine tastings: Drink or spit?

Wine tastings: Drink or spit?

If you are a wine lover and have already participated in a wine tasting, or even visited a wine fair, you have certainly seen someone spitting wine from the mouth. Actually, it is not very elegant (some may even find it disgusting) but the truth is it makes sense. Why is it a common practice […]

Do you think you know everything about wine? Check this challenge out!

Do you think you know everything about wine? Check this challenge out!

Everyone knows that Bacchus is the God of wine. But can you really be a wine specialist just by knowing that? Answer these 5 questions to prove you are an expert!    

Is wine heavy in calories?

Is wine heavy in calories?

To those who are only looking for the short answer: yes, the wine is calorie heavy. One cup usually has about 100 to 300 kcal, depending on the sugar and alcohol quantity. Now, the longer answer: let’s try to imagine one of those very old scales, with 2 iron plates. One of the plates has […]

Vineyards can also get sick

Vineyards can also get sick

Did you know vines get sick? It’s true! vineyards can get sick and, nowadays there are some threats worldwide which can a compromise vine’s stable production. These threats might be presented in mother-plant rootstocks, vine nurseries and young and old vines and can make the vineyard’s longevity in cause. Which are the most common diseases? […]

Myth-Busters #4: Vinho Verde

Myth-Busters #4: Vinho Verde

Because of the meaning of the word “verde” in Portuguese (which is literally “green” and means it is not matured), some people think Vinho Verde is a type of wine. This is really not te case, and it is not a type of wine nor is associated with a color or grape’s maturation degree. These […]

How is Red Wine made

How is Red Wine made

In order to make any type of wine, there is a mandatory step. The harvest, of course! To decide when to harvest, there are a few things to have in consideration. The weather conditions, the grape’s level of maturation, acidity and its sugar content. This is important because only high quality grapes (on the ideal […]

Vinho Verde Wine Fest 2016

Vinho Verde Wine Fest 2016

Vinho Verde Wine Fest Fest is back in Oporto! This year, between the 21st and 24th of July, there are expected more than 25.000 people to taste more than 150 wines with an amazing view over the Douro river. Visitors will have the possibility to taste wines from 36 winemakers and to participate in showcookings and […]

VINHA Gift Card

VINHA Gift Card

What is VINHA Gift Card? It is the easiest and fastest way to offer the best Portuguese wine to those who actually deserves! With a VINHA Gift Card, other than offering the value that makes sense to you, you can also include a personal message! What is the Gift Card format? It works as a voucher, sent in […]