WinesOfPortugal2014There are many good wines produced in Portugal, available at relatively low prices. But for various reasons (including demand from China) some are not getting into the U.S. market.

CARM-Portugal (2)Our favorites from the recent Annual Grand Tasting/NY incude: White — 2012 Solar das Boucas Loureiro; Red — 2010 Monte da Ravasqueira Vinha das Romas, 2008 Quinta da Sequeirna Reserva Tinto; Fortified — Sogevinus Fine Wines Burmester Tordiz 40 Year Old Tawny Port.

Especially noteworthy was CARM 2008 Maria de Lourdes-red Douro, DOP, made from Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca grapes.

Filipe de Albuquerque Roboredo Madeira, of CARM, was on hand pouring his family’s wine.

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