Remember travel? It used to be a regular part of my life. In fact, I missed out on a big trip to Spain this year that was supposed to happen at the end of March. It has been a sore spot in my mind during this COVID time.
While we stay at home, and wear masks, and keep our distance, and avoid intimate human contact, we write. We write about bottles we are drinking and wines we love, and we write about places we’ve been and those we want to visit.
Alentejo Regional Profile on Winetraveler.com
Portugal has always been top on my list of places that I’d love to visit if given the chance. Unfortunately, it hasn’t happened yet, but I’m staying hopeful. In the meantime, I’m manifesting by writing. Recently, I was contacted by Wines of Alentejo and had the opportunity to write a bit about that region for Winetraveler.com. I’ve also been SIPping through several bottles of Alentejano wine, which I’ve enjoyed very much. In fact, I really think that the white wines out of this region (only 1/5 of the total production) are perfect summertime sippers.
Alentejo is a hot, arid region that produces some of the more popular table wines that you’ll see in restaurants and cafes in the major cities of Portugal. Though the wines are popular, the region is not necessarily a volume producer due to the fact that the climate is so harsh that it keeps yields low.
Within the larger region, there are eight subregions, each with slightly different climates, terroir, and reputation when it comes to wine production. Learn more about Alentejo and the Portuguese wines from this region in my latest article for Winetraveler.
Do you have any favorite Alentejano wines? Feel free to share any wine suggestions and travel tips!