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Look beyond the pretty bottle to the depth in Portugal's Vinho Verdes - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Look beyond the pretty bottle to the depth in Portugal's Vinho Verdes - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it
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Vibrant and elegant Vinho Verde certainly fills your cup anytime and mostly in the summer.

See the awarded Vinho Verde at http://www.deliportugal.com/en/catalog/verde-62342

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National Manufacturing Day

National Manufacturing Day | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it
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Today is Manufacturing Day. Portuguese quality products continue to inspire us.

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Your Deli news The Monks Liqueur

Your Deli news The Monks Liqueur | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

The Singeverga liqueur is a single liqueur in flavor and of a truly monastic origin, entirely and exclusively prepared by the monks, from distilled aromatic plants.
It is by far an authentic liqueur in its essence given the scrupulous and meticulous artisanal preparation, with its elegant aroma and fine taste.

 

Conventual Liqueurs in Portugal are filled up with flavour and stories find out the whole story here.

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Exclusively prepared by the Benedictine monks, from a careful selection of a great amount of aromatic and balsamic herbs, the last  and only fully monastic liqueur in Portugal.

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Your Deli news

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7 Benefits of Olive Oil
- Acts in the prevention of several cancers
- Immunity and inflammatory responses
- Skin care. Vitamins A and E in extra virgin olive oil make it a prime anti-aging compound
- Reduction of risk factors of coronary heart disease
- Is associated with a longer life to those who follow a Mediterranean diet
- Recommended to use in solids for babies that are being weaned off breast milk, due to the many common health benefits
- Prevents the loss of bone mass

Besides being delicious and a healthy fat.
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Phenolic compounds are responsible for the bitterness and pungency of extra virgin olive oil. They are also the compounds related to the health benefits associated with consumption of olive oil.

A study showed that consumers in general are unfamiliar with the positive sensory attributes, and the associated health benefits, of high quality extra virgin olive oil that has a bitter and pungent taste.

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Best Ham for a festive party or buffet

Best Ham for a festive party or buffet | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

Perfect for New Year's Eve using a baguette and black pork ham. 

The Alentejo's Black Pig, also called Black Iberian Pig owns a unique genetics in the entire world being one of the world's twelve heritage pig breeds.Created in total freedom with an all-natural food-based acorn, one of the secrets of its excellence meat.he Alentejo's Black Iberian Pig is a specific breed of Alentejo, it is an agile half-wild pig with dark skin, to short hair, last among thin legs and long snout. These animal lives all year round outside and eats  acorns and fresh herbs around.This breed is descended from the sus mediterraneus, deriving from Roman stem, later crossed with the boars in Portugal.The secret of such high quality is in the genetics the free grazing and above all, the natural feeding area that gives a bigger capacity to infiltrate intramuscular fat. This explains the marbling veins witch give the beef an unctuous texture.The Alentejo with its vast areas of holm and cork oaks brings together unique conditions for the creation of Alentejo's Black Pig. It feeds in total freedom for 18 to 24 months, covering 2-3 hectares per day, on the search of acorns and pasture.Rich in oleic acid, the acorn is responsible for the fat and softness meat that melts in the mouth with unmistakable aromas and flavours.The ham is a protein source of high biological value, suitable for all ages, it has no bad cholesterol, regulates good cholesterol and has many minerals and vitamins.

The Protected Designation of Origin (PDO-DOP) certification gave it the dignity it deserves, because this breed exists only in the southwest territory of Portugal. Since then this product won top gastronomic prizes and compliments in several countries from its experts who highly appreciate the quality of this Black Pig breed raw material.

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Black Pig is also called Pata Negra in Spain and certain areas of Portugal or Jimao as they call it in Olivenza (near spain frontier). It is very similar to Italian prosciutto and Jamon Ibérico of Spain. Black Pig ham is to be sliced very thin for a better taste. Pair this ham slices with a fruity exquisite, Tavora Varosa Dão-Lafões sparkling wine.

It´s a delicious combination.Look for more details, recipes, suggestions and a movie about the wonders of this breed: http://www.pinterest.com/deliportugal/presunto-ham-suggestions/

http://www.deliportugal.com/en/compra/paleta-black-iberian-pig-ham-presunto-from-alentejo-bolota-24-months-459527

 

 

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The art of cheesemaking in Portugal

The art of cheesemaking in Portugal | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it
Herding in the Beira Baixa region is an age-old occupation and began when herds from the Serra da Estrela moved to this area in search of the sustenance that becomes impossible to obtain in the mountains during winter. Such migrations begin in November with the more cold-sensitive flocks "alavão", to warmer and fertile pastures of Idanha and Cova da Beira, in the region of Castelo Branco, where they remain until April.
Thus, cheesemaking became a natural way to take advantage of the abundance of lactant cattle in the region, and the specificity of its pastures give their milk a distinctive flavour that is reflected in the cheeses produced there, particularly the Castelo Branco cheese, Amarelo cheese (Yellow) and Picante (chilly) cheese, all PDO certificated and controlled.Although the origins of Beira Baixa cheeses can be traced to Serra da Estrela, other human and natural factors of the zone conditioned the great quality and unique characteristics of these cheeses. They have also evolved and improved continuously in both innovation and new market requirements, bearing in mind the consumer tastes. 
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Castelo Branco DOP cheese is ripened for a minimum of 40 days, made from raw sheep's milk, and salt, is coagulated using a vegetable-based rennet made from the stamens of the cardoon thistle flowers, reflected in its gentle vegetal notes. Is a semi-soft cheese produced in the micro climate of the region between Gardunha and Serra da Estrela.Distinguished with the 2012 Great Taste Award gold medal and 2011 and 2012 silver and gold medal
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http://portuguese-american-journal.com/awarded-vintage-2011-port-selected-wine-spectors-of-the-year-wsm/

http://portuguese-american-journal.com/awarded-vintage-2011-port-selected-wine-spectors-of-the-year-wsm/ | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it
Awarded: Vintage 2011 Port selected Wine Spector’s of the Year – WSM | #Port #Wine http://t.co/9acL9A7Fhr via @PortAmerJournal
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Not only 1 and the first but 3 Portuguese wines in this TOP 10. A great year.

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Awarded Port Wine 18,5/20 or 96/100 points

Awarded Port Wine 18,5/20 or 96/100 points | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

Port Wine a real "ambassador" of Portugal. The Douro Valley, birthplace of Port, is one of the oldest and most beautiful of the historic wine regions, a world heritage protected by UNESCO. Wine has been made here for more than two thousand years. Douro is probably the only region in the world that produces a significant quantity of wine in a hot steep slopes viticulture.

The ability of aging wine coupled with the use of old native grape varieties and blend skills makes Portugal into one of the leading countries producing quality blended wines. An extraordinary and inspiring wine. 

The best grape varieties for the production of Port wine are: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca,Tinta Roriz (Aragonez) and Tinto Cão.

Port wine is divided into three major families: White, Ruby and Tawny.

White is produced from white grapes, Tawny and Ruby from red grapes.The White Port exists at various levels of sweetness. The Port Rosé is a new style of sweet Port.

Tawny can be “Colheita” a specific harvest (specifying the date of harvest) and be designated as 10 to 40 years old. Tawny Colheita is normally good and sometimes brilliant they generally don’t improve much in the bottle so you don´t have to wait to enjoy it. Tawny is wood matured Port that derive much of their flavour from extended ageing in cask.

A special category of Port wines is designated to wines that stay aging longer in oak, either because they were produced in an exceptionally good year, or by the type of grape quality used.

A Reserve Ruby is typically a blending variety of quality grapes, with an average age of 5-7 year.Late-Bottled Vintage Ports is originally a wine that had been destined for bottling as vintage port, but because of lack of demand was left in the barrel for longer than had been planned, bottled between four and six years after the vintage. Over time it has become two distinct styles of L.B.V., filtered before bottling and unfiltered wine experts say this ones gain more richness and complexity. Both show a deep red youthful colour and intense and fruity flavours well-structured due to the extra time in cask. Single Quinta Ports are treated the same as Vintage Port, also made in extraordinary years they are outstanding wines only from a single estate.The Vintage Port represents the very best produce of a single outstanding year. It remains in vat for only about two years and then ages in bottle. Although Vintage Ports can be enjoyed when released, they will improve for many decades in cellar, it has the most aging potential of all world wines.

History

The British merchants that established in Viana do Castelo in the late 17th century, under Methuen treaty between England and Portugal soon found the right answer to restrictions on trade between England and France, a robust and full-bodied wine from the nowadays spectacular terraced vineyards of Douro Valley, a hot and arid inland region behind the Marão hills. However the long distances involved and the rugged terrain to be covered made it impossible to transport the wine by land, transported by boat than through the Douro River to Porto city (80 km away) whence it would be shipped to England. The British merchants of Viana settled in Porto (Gaia) and the pioneer of this uncomfortable travel beyond Marão in search of the best wine, was Taylor's Port founder's son. Sometimes, prior to being loaded on board, a quantity of wine brandy was added before completeing fermentation to increase its alcohol content and better preserve it during the long journey, this procedure made the wine sweeter.

The Portuguese statesman Marquês de Pombal instituted the world’s first system of origin control in Douro and regional classification in 1757. There are still dated landmarks “marcos pombalinos” milestones delimited the producing area of Port. The exceptional harvest of 1820 was the turning point, Port wines produced such magnificence that subsequent vintages could not approach their richness and power unless they were fortified.It was not until well into the 19th century that this method of fortification became widely adopted. The prosperity achieved in the following years generated the means to do further trade, build up adequate stocks and major cellars to keep wine for a longer time, also the development of new techniques in winemaking, for a sweet, strong and aromatic wine resulting from the fortification that so pleased the market.

 

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Tawny are the best companion for a soft Serra da Estrela ou Azeitão cheese. Slightly sweet than Tawny,  Ruby Port, is vinified to be consumed upon release with vibrant fruit character, also a good choice with desserts..

"Port is delicious served as an aperitif, with dessert (mostly chocolate) or at the end of a meal. Matching Port and food isn't complicated, just follow your own taste or choose opposite ends of the taste spectrum, acting as complements,a little like a good marriage! 

Contrasting flavour is just one part of this wonderful experience of drinking Port Wine". (credits from http://www.taylor.pt/en/enjoy-port-wine/pairing-port-food/)

 

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MATEUS, the most famous ROSÉ is Light, fresh, young, fruity and near semi-sparkling, MATEUS ROSÉ offers a simple, sensual and relaxed sophistication turning any situation into an extra-special occasion. 

MATEUS ROSÉ Original is a light, fresh, young and slightly sparkling wine. Its quality, extreme versatility and consistent style make it the ideal wine to accompany life's fine moment, authentically and seductively represents a certain sense of wellbeing – joy, warmth, pleasure, energy, liveliness – and is based on values of character and integrity.


MATEUS ROSÉ Original is a rosé with a very appealing and bright hue. On the whole, it is a fresh and seductive wine with fine and intense bouquet and all the joviality of young wines. In the mouth, it is a well balanced and tempting wine, brilliantly complemented by a soft and slightly fizzy finish.

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MATEUS ROSÉ is timeless, representing a lifestyle and a desire to live to the full.

The history of MATEUS ROSÉ goes back to 1942, when Fernando Van Zeller Guedes created and launched a highly distinctive concept - a wine with a strong personality and unique flavour, presented in an original and innovative bottle. A low flacon was chosen, inspired by the flasks used by soldiers during the First World War. A shape that stood out from every other, taller wine bottles. The label, unususal and innovative for its time, depicted the connection between the product and the land from which it came.
These aspects, when combined, became strong brand attributes and quickly making Mateus a wine known and appreciated worldwide. A powerful brand was born. 
Inside the iconic bottle was something different: a new, rosé-coloured , fresh, slightly sparkling and very versatile wine. The wine packaging a unique combination, strengthened by the wine's unique qualities, made Mateus Rosé a great success. But the real secret of Mateus Rosé lies in the winemaking care dedicated to its production! Produced exclusively from red grapes - Baga, Rufete, Tinta Barroca and Touriga Franca among others, the vinification process relies on techniques identical to those used in white wine production. 

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Portuguese Artisanal Sea Salt

Portuguese Artisanal Sea Salt | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

5 Reasons to choose Artisan Sea Salt and Flower of Salt:
.Less sodium chloride, a higher percentage of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and iodine. Flower of salt is the most natural element in the chain of production of salt, it is the best choice.
.The varieties of salt mixed with herbs reduces the portion of salt consumed (recommendation 4-6 g/day).
.It does not suffer any chemical process or addition of additives.
.Dries naturally without artificial processes of heating and standard shape of the crystals.
.Enhances the flavour of foods. Even so should be used sparingly.

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"Rio Maior" salt-works are the result of a natural wonder and one of the purest salt in its kind which this salt-works are a unique example in our country and a rare one in the world.

"Candeeiros" is a limestone mountain region with many fissures in the rock, which enables the rain water to penetrate forming undercurrents.
One of these undercurrents passes across a very extensive and deep rock-salt mine and feeds the well in the centre of the pans. This water arises seven times saltier than the sea water.
This rock-salt occupies the Portuguese Estremadura region, between Leiria and Torres Vedras (about 100 km). It was formed millions of years ago. Salinas de Rio Maior have eight centuries of history and are covered in full-protected area of Natural Park of Serra de Aires and Candeeiros, surrounded by wildlife, natural flora, mountains, water vineyards and lots of sun, a well preserved environment away from pollution, a beautiful place to visit.

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Douro's new wine-making

Douro's new wine-making | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

The 2011 vintage was one of the best of the last 10 years. By the end of August we had one of the cooler summers of recent years, with a September and early October sunny and warm. These weather conditions gave good maturation to the grapes. In the last 3 months before the harvest it almost didn't rain, giving an high concentration. Excellent reds, very concentrated with ripe tannins of great quality, vivid and deep colors, very aromatic..

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CASTELLO D'ALBA OLD VINES GRANDE RESERVA 0,75L 

Grande Reserva for the 18 months in new and used French oak barrels. Grapes from old vines in field blended vineyards, of the following varieties: predominantly Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Souzão growing in schist soils in the Upper Douro. Hand picked grapes, reception with full destemming, followed by crushing and cooling.

 

 

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The most spectacular libraries in the world - Mafra & Coimbra Library

The most spectacular libraries in the world - Mafra & Coimbra Library | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it
From Rococo fantasies to nests of twigs and steel, we present a selection of the world's most beautiful and unusual places to store books

 

Mafra Library - "Since its opening in 1771, the Mafra Palace Library has been home to a colony of tiny bats; they roost behind the cases in winter, and in the orchard outside in the summer, swooping in during the night to eat insects which would otherwise damage the books".
Coimbra Library - "Portugal’s João the Magnanimous astonished the rector of the University of Coimbra by telling him that his request for help towards library facilities was too modest; the lavish result was financed with gold reserves that had been recently discovered in Brazil".

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Mafra Palace is located 25 minutes drive from Lisbon near a National Park -Tapada de Mafra that was established in the 18th century and became a hunting venue for the Portuguese monarchy and the privileged. Mafra Park provides 80 hectares of nature and animals including wild boars, deer, foxes, mongoose and civet cats with excellent trails with many birds.

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The rebirth of Alentejo's Black Iberian Pig

The rebirth of Alentejo's Black Iberian Pig | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

The Black pig is a native breed from Alentejo.   

The pursue for quality instead of quantity has led to the preservation of traditional native breeds due to its unique and high quality raw material.
Evolution and a progressive environmental concern helped this rebirth, as well. On a sustainable way the pigs graze in open spaces and are fattened under acorns (montanheira) or chestnuts. The fattening time of hogs aged about 14 to 18 months grazing under oaks, during autumn and winter, until February. This means a great percentage of fat given by the natural oil of the acorn and chestnuts and an important inter muscular infiltration of fat - This is the secret to its marvelous flavour and marbled meat.

Finely safe from the strong decrease of the 80’s where the amount of autochthonous pigs in Portugal represented merely 2%, as opposed to the first half of the last century where Alentejo's pig breed represented almost 50% of the total pigs raised in the country.

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Black pig is itself one of the culinary gems of Portugal. and Montaraz is the symbol of Alentejo Black Pig recovery and preservation in its natural environment. Montaraz is an artisanal transformation of a native breed from the origin to the final product, within organic methods, with a great impact on the result product.

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4 Thistle rennet cheeses. The Art of cheesemaking

4 Thistle rennet cheeses. The Art of cheesemaking | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

4 Thistle Rennet Cheeses made in Portugal that you must taste.
Serra da Estrela Cheese is made high in the Iberian mountain range. The best cheese of Portugal is in fact the common ancestor of sheep's buttery cheeses made with vegetable rennet.
Its popularity goes back a long way in history, mentioned since the Roman times and spreaded later on throughout southern Portugal resulting in other delicious craft cheeses like Azeitão, Castelo Branco and Serpa Cheese.
Each of this cheeses gain the true earthy essence of their region's milk, kind of grazing and process of cheesemaking.

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To preserve this centenary art of cheesemaking tradition and assure the proper conditions of manufacturing these treasured cheeses are all PDO protected. 

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Azores Gorreana's Tea an Atlantic Ocean breeze tea

Azores Gorreana's Tea an Atlantic Ocean breeze tea | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

The finest fresh and flavoured organic Gorreana’s Tea, situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean nine hundred miles west of the mainland Portugal. The Gorreana tea in the Azores Island of São Miguel is a family owned business operating since 1883, keeping the original traditions and quality for five generations.

Gorreana's rare teas are not comparable in taste and quality to other teas. These organic teas grow in an island mild climate with regular rainfall. This proved to be the perfect environment for the production of Camellia Sinensis, the plant that grows in fresh air, hundreds (if not thousands) of miles away from big cities, without the use of pesticides or herbicides and blessed by a rich and mineral volcanic soil that gives the leaves a very fragrant and pleasant aftertaste.

Gorreana’s has four varieties of Chá – the Portuguese word for Tea. The black tea (chá preto) produced at the plantation is named Orange Pekoe, Pekoe and Broken Leaf; and the green tea (chá verde) is labled Hysson.

 

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Europe's Oldest Tea Since 1883. A true asset to european history and culture brought to the Azores back in 1878 by two Chinese horticulturists from the former Portuguese colony of Macau and preserved by 5th generations  owners.

Perfect to enjoy this winter.

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The Wines of Centro de Portugal

The Wines of Centro de Portugal | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

With its great diversity of landscapes and climatic conditions, Centro de Portugal produces excellent wines that go well with the regional cuisine.

Bairrada Wines

Bairrada region is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, with abundant rainfall and mild temperatures. This cool and moist climate produces grapes with high acidity and low alcohol content, ideal for making sparkling wines. It was in this region, in 1890, that this type of wine was produced for the first time in Portugal, especially the “Dry” variety, which is the perfect accompaniment for suckling pig, the speciality of the region’s cuisine.

Bairrada also produces white wines with a citrine colour and fruity aroma; reds, whose garnet to ruby colours adopt brownish tones with aging; and also marc brandies. You can get to know the history of these nectars at theBairrada Wine Museum in Anadia, or by visiting the farms and wineries where they are produced, some in traditional cellars, others in contemporary facilities designed by renowned architects.

Dão Wines

Inland, the River Dão gives its name to a wine region that was the second to be demarcated in Portugal, in 1908. These wines were recognised for their excellence as long ago as the foundation of the Kingdom in the 12th century, when the clergy, particularly the Cistercian monks, promoted agriculture. Grown in granite and schist soils, the vineyards of the Dão are scattered across this mountainous area, which is protected from the Atlantic winds by the Buçaco, Caramulo, Montemuro and Estrela mountains.

The wines have an alcohol content of 12º and age well, even in the bottle. The whites have a citrine colour and fruity aroma and the ruby reds are full-bodied with a velvety consistency, and over time they acquire an accented bouquet. To better appreciate these features, there’s nothing like a visit to the Solar do Vinho do Dão in Viseu, housed in the former Bishop’s Palace of Fontelo, or to the producers’ wineries, which are spread over the surrounded municipalities.

Beira Interior Wines
There’s yet another Denomination of Origin wine region: Beira Interior, Here, the vines are grown in the mountains between 400 and 700 metres, in a harsh climate where temperatures go below freezing in winter in contrast to the hot, dry summers. The combination of these factors gives rise to very fresh wines, in which a wide range of grape varieties is used, allowing the constant discovery of new aromas and flavours.
This discovery, as we have seen, can provide an excellent excuse to get to know the region better while tasting, relishing and toasting!

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Beira, Bairrada and Dão wines are a perfect pairing with creamy cheese of Serra da Estrela or Castelo Branco cheese Visit the farms and wineries where tasty history is made, get to know the wines of Centro de Portugal.
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The Finest White Sparkling Wines

The Finest White Sparkling Wines | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

Made in Tavora-Varosa valley the most suitable for the bubbly. Situated between cold mountains the vineyards planted in an average height of 600 meters north very close to the Douro. Here in Beiras the region of Távora-Varosa (Ucanha, Tarouca and Murganheira) is located the first Ciscterciense monastery of Portugal. Apparently these monks brought the brought the production of sparkling wine and here draw up the best and finest Portuguese sparkling wine with a French touch, its sleek profile, fresh and alive.

A notable knowledge influence of these "middle-age wine makers" who belonged to the same religious order of Don Perignon.

Espumante as we call or sparkling wine is produced throughout Portugal even underneath extreme temperatures and arid climate like the southern region of the Alentejo. Lamego has the famous Raposeira sparkling, Bairrada has a virtuous sparkling and there are many others terrific Portuguese sparklings to choose from. 

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Portugal produces good quality sparkling wines traditionally from Lamego and Tavora-Varosa regions but also from, Trás-os-Montes, Azeitão and Douro which are excellent choices. In recent years the Vinho Verde and Bucelas regions, owing to their good natural conditions, have invested heavily in the production of sparkling wines, with Dão, Alentejo and Ribatejo thus following well, this general trend.

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Boneless whole cured dry ham 1kg+ Holder+Knife

Boneless whole cured dry ham 1kg+ Holder+Knife | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it
A selection of the finest cured ham in an exclusive and original gourmet delicious product – Presunto.

 

This hams are an exclusive, carefully picked collection of Portugal’s best cured hams, the result of a meticulously selected raw materials and demanding quality control during the manufacturing process.Their curing process gives them a one-of-a-kind, intense, delicate, pleasent and persistent taste.

The secret of Damatta’s sucess lies in the environmental and climate characteristics that are specif to Envendos in Mação municipality, whose microclimate favours the production and drying of cured ham and its ancient know-how, which gives the products superb quality.

Deli Portugal's insight:

Portuguese Presunto is unique be it from the rare pig breeds in the world, like Bísaro, or Black Iberian Pig or just common pig. From the quality of the raw material to the seasoning, climate or cured technics is always an excellent choice to enrich and enhanced Portuguese or any other countries gastronomy providing moments of pure pleasure at the table.

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Black Pig smoked sausages

Black Pig smoked sausages | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

Black Pig smoked sausages of superior quality and unique taste - part of #Alentejo region’s most noble traditions.

The Alentejo Black Pig owns a unique genetics in the entire world. Created in total freedom with an all-natural, rich in oleic acid food-based acorn, results the excellence of this meat.

The certification of Protected Designation of Origin (PDO-DOP) and Protected Geographic Indication (PGI-IGP), on the Black Pig gave it the dignity it deserves, because this breed exists only in the southwest of Portugal. Since then this product won top gastronomic prizes and compliments in several countries where meat experts appreciate the tender, juicy quality of the black pig.

http://www.deliportugal.com/en/catalog/smoked-

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Among all cured Portuguese hams and sausages (enchidos), Presunto (ham) is “king”, not cheap but a worthwhile flavored tasting experience, while chouriço is the most popular, in between and not less tastier we have the great paiola, the painho, the less fat paio do lombo, linguiça (thinner than chouriço) and the strong flavoured farinheira (pork fat light coloured sausage).

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Ginja d'Óbidos

Ginja d'Óbidos | Portuguese Awarded Gourmet Products | Scoop.it

This velvety and tempting liqueur is produced in Óbidos, exclusively from fresh sour cherries selected from the best quality. Very versatile, can be enjoyed at any time, cold or natural, with no sour cherries or "with them" in chocolate cups. Its digestive qualities usually bring you to a delightful end of a meal. 
Frutóbidos, Vila Rainha holds presently the "2014 Flavour of the Year", the most important consumer choice award in Portugal.

http://www.deliportugal.com/en/compra/sour-cherry-liqueur-ginjinha-frutobidos-with-ginjas-from-obidos-0-70l-464477

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A pioneer in the production of "Ginja" cherry liqueur, Frutóbidos is classified and recognized as a productive unit of artisanal quality within the production of liqueurs, adding value and flavour to this product and respecting the original Monks recipe of Sour Cherry Liqueur or Ginjinha

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A pioneer in the production of "Ginja" cherry liqueur, Frutóbidos is classified and recognized as a productive unit of artisanal quality within the production of liqueurs, adding value and flavour to this product and respecting the original Monks recipe of Sour Cherry Liqueur or Ginjinha

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Deli Portugal Recipes on Pinterest

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What to do with Serra da Estrela sheep vegetarian Cheese.

A soft vegetarian cheese of exceptional quality  made with "Bordaleiras Serra da Estrela" and "Churra Mondegueira" breeds milk. Produced with cardoon thistle, as a coagulant element provide it its unique taste and texture as well as making it into a truly vegetarian dairy product. 

 

Queijo da "Serra da Estrela" feito com coalho de cardo uma planta abundante das serras centrais e a sul de Portugal e do leite cru de ovelha "Bordaleira" e "churra mondegueira" da "Serra da Estrela"

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