The Cork & Fork Blog

Recreate a Portuguese BBQ in your backyard!

Missing all things Portugal and travel? Me too! So, I teamed up with my Producer Quinta do Tedo from the Douro Valley to help you recreate the experience in your own backyard! Quinta do Tedo has helped us out by authoring two delicious end of summer recipes: their famous Piri Piri BBQ chicken and a tomato and melon salad.

In Support of BLM & Black-Owned Wine and Spirit Businesses

The Black Lives Matter marches this month marked the largest national movement since the 1960s. It is an incredible time of change, anxiety, and hope in America today. As a small business owner, I can suggest a significant way to help the cause; support independent, black-owned businesses.

12 Hearty Portuguese Recipes That Go the Distance

Find yourself cooking up a storm? At this point in time we could all use some recipes that go the distance. And the Portuguese have us covered! Most of these dishes can be made from a run to just about any supermarket and many can be frozen. All recipes are easily doubled or tripled. So pop a cork and enjoy! 

Portuguese Rosé Port Cocktail - Love is in the ... Glass!

To get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day (and spring!) here is Quinta do Tedo's famous Port rosé cocktail! What I love about this cocktail is you don't need to be a mixologist to get it right. The Port does most of the talking and you just need a few more ingredients to make this slam dunk of a recipe!

9 Wine & Food Pairing Tips!

Humans can perceive 5 tastes and 10,000 aromas. Since the 80s, food engineers, molecular chefs, sommeliers, and trend-obsessed foodies have dove deep into exploring endless combinations of tastes, aromas and textures. This gastronomic revolution continues to change and sometimes confuse the way we think about food and wine. Today, pairing the two can seem daunting. 

The Newest Port Kid on Portugal's Block - Port Rosè !

300+ years of production, modern winemaking technology, and adventurous winemakers have given us a fresh new version of this traditional, fortified wine. Enter Port Rosé , the newest Port on the block!

Portuguese Petisco Recipes For Super Bowl Sunday

Anyone who has been to Portugal has indulged in the classic treat - petiscos -  small plates enjoyed together with friends. Petiscos are a delicious snack or meal AND they are the perfect Super Bowl finger food! 

Where to Stay in Lisbon - A Spotlight on Four Emblematic Neighborhoods

With year round sunshine, a plethora of easy day trips and an incredibly walkable center full of vibrant restaurants...

Let's start at the very beginning - white, red and the oh-so-lovely rosé!

Before I worked in the wine biz I found myself reading books, taking classes and  in a general pointless abyss of try...

Portuguese Inspired Desserts and Port Pairings!

What is Portuguese cuisine without its sweets! Here are a few classic and Portuguese inspired desserts with port pai...

Visiting the Douro Valley

The Douro Valley is one of Portugal’s most iconic destinations - and for good reason. It's incredibly steep hills ar...

Lisbon Wine Bar Recommendations

This may be the most important topic to date - wine bar recommendations! Here are my two favorite spots in Lisbon .....
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