Tag: wine

  • A wine cellar guide to Porto

    A wine cellar guide to Porto

    One of the main reasons to come to Porto is the wine. The nearby Douro Valley region in northern Portugal is the exclusive source of Europe’s port wines. Though fortified wines like port can be produced anywhere in the world, according to European law, only wine from the Douro Valley can actually be considered port…

  • The Feast of St. Martin in the Czech Republic

    The Feast of St. Martin in the Czech Republic

    When I’m not trying to force Halloween on people who are not interested, I like to embrace local traditions and holidays. So this year, I traded in Thanksgiving for the Feast of St. Martin, which is celebrated widely all around Europe. The Medieval holiday is observed annually on November 11. Here is why. Who was…