When I was six my family's beloved Portuguese Aupair Leonor returned to Portugal. She had moved in with my family to experience life in California and learn english - and truly became part of our family. We all lost touch - but in 2008 I found her on Facebook, boarded a plane, spent the summer with her ... and fell in love with Portugal and its wine.
Working in the wine business stateside I was shocked that I couldn't find interesting Portuguese, small production wines. The wine biz folks all had the same explanation; "Phenomenal wines, but too much effort to sell." Challenge accepted.
I decided to feature the wine myself. For the past five years I have been traveling to Portugal and driving up and down the country seeking out and visiting small producers. I believe deeply in these wines and I encourage you to pop a cork, or two, and discover Portugal!
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