PORT, ONE OF EUROPE'S GREAT CLASSIC WINES
Produced on the steep hillside vineyards of the upper Douro valley, this wine originates from one of worlds oldest and most beautiful wine regions where vines have been grown for over 2000 years...! (...)
THE HISTORY OF THE DEMARCATED PORT WINE REGION
This wine owes its distinctive character to a unique combination of climate , soil , grape variety and wine making tradition found only in the Douro. Only wines made in a specific area of the valley may call themselves Port.
PORT: AN ENGLISH HERITAGE
To start with, wine was not an important part of their business, but in the second half of the 17th century they were given an historic opportunity: in 1667, Colbert, 1st minister of Louis XIV of France, introduced heavy restrictions on the import of English goods. In return, Charles II of England, prohibited the import of french wines, forcing the English wine trade to look elsewhere for its supplies. The English merchants based in Portugal were quick to take advantage of the situation.
The founders of the first Port companies were among the first to make this journey to the Douro and established themselves there, allowing them first choice of the finest wines and best wine producing estates.
THERE'S MORE TO THE DOURO VALLEY THAN JUST PORT.
With curious active people in mind, we provide the city British Heritage themed running tour or can even arrange for a group bespoke tour (including any special requests and a wine tasting after the run :)) Cheers!
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Sérgio é o fundador da Porto Running Tours, corre regularmente desde 1999 e desde 2015 que guia visitas em corrida na Invicta enquanto revela algumas das suas mais fascinantes histórias.
Sérgio is the founder of Porto Running Tours, a keen runner since 1999 and a friendly running tour guide-storyteller since 2015.
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