Category: portugal

2015 Casa de Darei “Lagar de Darei” Private Selection Branco

Enjoying my Portuguese juice with my slithery friend here. Tropical notes of pineapple and key lime on the nose along with hints of Meyer lemon, celery, and even some celery salt. Underripe pineapple, key lime, Meyer lemon, and stone on the palate. 

3/5 bones


Encruzado (40%), Cerceal (21%), Malvasia (18%), Bical (12%), Gouveio (9%)

13.5% abv


2012 Julio Bastos Dona Maria Gran Reserva

Struttin’ into weekend LIKE A BOSS. Blackberries, dark plums, a hint of blueberries, vanilla, and mint on the nose with more jammy notes on the palate. Let’s go, weekend!

3/5 bones


Alicante Bouschet (50%), Petit Verdot (20%), Syrah (20%), Touriga Nacional (10%)

14.5% abv

Alentejo, PORTUGAL

Red Wine. 94% white grapes. 🍷🤓🦆 #drinkwine #naturalwine #nerdduck #coferment #cofer #joaopato #portugal #greenpoint #friday #mood #behavebadly #expecttheunexpected (at Dandelion Wine)

🍷  Happy Monday! Enjoying

2015 Destino Fifth Empire Red Blend (88+ pts) from Portugal that came to LCBO VINTAGES last month and still available for purchase. My full review here:

2016 Chasing Harvest Branco

Reppin’ my home city of Chi-dogo with this product of a wine-making venture based here. This is a Portuguese white that’s quite fab. Lemon, pear, apples, green herbs, tarragon, wet stone, and a whiff of cashews and marzipan on the nose. Lemons and apples on the palate with defined green herb notes, stone, and raw nuts. 

4/5 bones


Gouveio, Rabigato, Viosinho

13% abv


🍷  Here’s my top wine picks from August 17, 2019 LCBO VINTAGES Release. Wines from Argentina + Europe’s Hidden Gems featured + lots more to choose from, including a 2009 Riesling for $20.

🍷  On this glorious Monday of a long weekend, I’m enjoying $17

Gloria Reserva (89 pts) from Portugal. Coming to LCBO VINTAGES July 6th. Full review here:

THURSDAY NIGHT TASTING 6-8PM: Winemaker @joanamacanita is here pouring 3 of her beautiful wines from the Douro 🍷🇵🇹. Her wines are as energetic and lively as she is! Funny how that works. Come meet Joana and taste her @macanitavinhos Branco, Rosé, and Tinto! You won’t be sorry. #drinkwine #maçanitavinhos #douro #portugal #dandylovesyou #winemaker #joanamacanita (at Dandelion Wine)

2015 Casa de Mouraz Dão Branco

Prim and proper on this thirsty Thursday with this Portuguese white made by a girlboss wine producer! What’s more – this wine contains 15 different types of grapes! Lemon, browning apple, white flowers, pear, a hint of raw macadamia nuts and hazelnuts on the nose. Fresher apples, lemons, and pears on the palate with hazelnut and macadamia on the finish. Tart acidity.

3/5 bones


Encruzado, Malvasia Fina, Bical, Cerceal Branco, Rabo de Ovelha, Fernao Pires, Uva Cao, Siria et al.

13% abv


🍷  Lovely organic and biodynamic wine in my glass tonight –

2014 Casa de Mouraz Tinto (90 pts) from Portugal. Available in LCBO VINTAGES now. Full review here: