Douro Valley Port

There are few wine regions I look forward to visiting quite as much as I do Porto and the Douro Valley. The wine, of course, is unique, be it a nutty, raisiny, tawny port, an easy-drinking ruby, a full-blown vintage or simply a Porto Tónico (white port and tonic, than…

He erupted from the river with sunset on his sides and tail, and the ferocity of an attack dog on a very short leash. For a moment I could not imagine taming this wild creature, but he came to hand and all I could think was that this was one of…