Rio Douro roughly translates from Portuguese as "river of gold."
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A great article by author Paul Ames for CNN
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An extensive list of great hotels you may find in Porto and Northern Portugal, organised by Wine region.
http://www.BKWineTours.com *Come on a Wine & Food Tour with BKWine* --- Flying from Paris to Porto and the Douro Valley in Portugal for a wine tasting tou
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The marvellous part of drinking Portuguese reds particularly from the Douro is discovering the history of the place and how the winemakers are now reinventing themselves, and as a result challenging the conventional belief of winemaking and of Portugal’s viniculture. The stunning topography of the region doesn’t hurt matters either.
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Great post by wine travellers Dr Mattthew Horkey & Charine Tan who quit their jobs in Singapore to travel the world searching for "exotic" wines!
Our second stop was in Porto, Portugal — a spectacular city full of old and new world architecture, street food, art and beautiful historical buildings.
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"This photo from Porto, North is titled 'Porto & wine'.
Vila Nova de Gaia, or simply Gaia is located south of the city of Porto on the other side of the Douro River. Well known for its cellars where the world-famous port wine is stored and aged."
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"Gliding slowly along the motionless Douro River, we slice through near-perfect reflections of undulating hills etched with vine terraces resembling contours on a map."
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All the way from New Zeland cames, the reporter Sarah Marshall enjoys the best of food and wine in the beautiful north of Portugal.
At the end of the Douro River, where it reaches the Atlantic, you can see many beautiful boats sailing up the river for day trips or longer cruises into the heart of the Douro Valley–one of Portugal’s most famous wine regions.
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Fashion Insider from the Observer, Kathryn Fortunato offers a guide through Portugal, starting at Porto City.
"Today Porto is newly chic. Wine bars and trendy restaurants dot the city. Its urban beaches on the nearby Atlantic put sand and surf within easy reach. And its cozy, historic city center, with its colorful tiled buildings and its parks and squares, invites exploration.
Porto is one of Europe’s most popular “vacation-break” destinations.
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Featured at preweb.com, a new report from International Living finds that Porto—with low costs, mild climate, and a friendly and sophisticated culture—it's an excellent destination for expat retirees!
"Portugal’s beautiful Douro Valley is a pleasurable experience for all the senses (see photos). The port wine produced here in Portugal’s premier wine country is delicious – much better than much of the port exported outside of Portugal."
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Before it's news tasted the true and unique flavour of Port Wine. It's really irresistable, isn't?
Port is unlike any other wine you’ve tasted, and as such it’s only fitting that the place the make it — Porto and the adjacent Douro Valley — is unlike any wine region you’ve visited, either.
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In this article of Drink Haker, travel through the Porto City and Douro Vineyards. It will be like no other you ever imagined.
"The sun catches the water just right, you will understand why it's called the River of Gold - the River Douro cuts across the gorgeous Northern Portuguese"
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"Enjoy a casual summer brunch with tapas-style food that pair perfectly with late mornings, easy conversations and Vinho Verde wines from Casal Garcia."
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The Honest Cooking proposal is simple and delicious: a brunch with a wonderful Vinho Verde from the North of Portugal, don't you agree?