PORTUGUESE WINE --- WINES FROM PORTUGAL
PorugueseFood.co.uk stocks a wide variety of the some of the best traditional portuguese wines.
Portuguese wine is part of the ancient traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans.
Today Portugal is a still renowned as a major global producer of wine, with a reputation for quality fortified wines of Port.
The majority of wines from portugal originate from the oldest appellation system in the world, the Douro Valley. This region and the Vinho Verde region, in the Northwest produces some of the world's finest, unique and highest value-added wines.
Portugal also produces high quality table wines as well as port, mainly from the north of the country using a variety of grapes prominently the Touriga Nacional grape which is becoming more widespread throughout Portugal and forms the basis for fine Ports and the red wines of the Douro Valley.
Portugal is considered a traditional wine grower with 8% of its continental land dedicated to vineyards. and portugal wIne producers our enjoying a growing demand for wine production with a 4% share of the world market in 2003, and are currently in the top 10 of wine producers worldwide.
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