Douro and Port

Portugal - and the Douro region in particular - is of course famous for port. Those wines are historic and world-class, but the Douro also produces an increasingly good amount of red and, more surprisingly, white wine.


Madeira is one of the great wines of the world: fortified, cooked, and oxidised, it's an intense, ageworthy wine like no other. My visit to the Atlantic island gave me an insight into why these wines are so astonishing.