Whether you are intimately familiar with wines from Portugal or want to learn about them, you will want to participate in the 2013 Wines of Portugal U.S. Facebook sweepstakes. First prize is a Portuguese wine tasting and food pairing for 15 with a sommelier at your home. Two second prizes will also be awarded, a wine refrigerator.
I decided to enter. I haven’t had the opportunity to try many Portuguese wines and I would really like to taste some to get more of a sense of the wines and terroirs of Portugal. According their website, Portugal has 250 indigenous grape varieties.
Even if you decide not to enter the sweepstakes, if you enjoy wine you may want to check out the Facebook page for Wines of Portugal U.S.
at https://www.facebook.com/WinesOfPortugalUS?ref=br_tf. The sweepstakes ends in mid-August, so if you plan to sign up don’t wait.
The Wines of Portugal website is another website filled with information about Portuguese wines. According to the information provided, the region has been making wine for 4000 years. The website includes a timeline. Portugal is home to 14 wine regions. The world of wine with a long history is fascinating for its history as much as it is for its taste.
When visiting a wine region or tasting a wine, discover all you can about the wine you taste and the region where it originated.