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Magazine Archives: April 30, 2011

Portugal's Native Flavors

The Douro holds the quality reins, while the Dão and Alentejo score with values
Kim Marcus
Issue: April 30, 2011

Blessed with a diverse geography featuring a generally beneficent climate, Portugal grows a lot of grapes. Quality is improving among the country's table wines, and bargains abound. Yet this diversity comes with provisos: Too many mediocre wines are made from marginal grapes, and Portugal lacks a strong identity among consumers. Wine Spectator senior editor Kim Marcus explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 29, 2011.

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