等待發掘的葡萄牙 Portugal Awaits Discovery

雖然葡萄牙是舊世界的一部分,但消費者往往卻忽略了葡萄牙的葡萄酒。問題正是如此:當消費者選擇一瓶舊世界酒時,會否想起葡萄牙?也許不會。這種觀念需要一些改變,葡萄牙的葡萄酒應該被視為獨立的選擇,而不是跟歐洲同行視為一體。

Portugal is often overlooked by wine consumer although it is part of the Old World. The problem is exactly that, would one think of Portugal first when they pick an Old World wine, maybe not. This conception needs changing in the way that Portugal should be looked at on its own instead of alongside their European counterparts.

當然有很多人聽說過 Port (砵酒),但葡萄牙的選擇還有很多,你會不會嘗試一些跟Port (砵酒) 在同一地方釀製的 Douro 紅酒?葡萄牙從南到北的各個產區種植了許多原生葡萄品種,這些品種能釀出高品質的葡萄酒,甚至可釀出能夠經歷陳年的佳釀。

Of course many people have heard of Port but Portugal is much more than that, would you try some still wines like Douro Reds which are also made from the same place as Port? Many indigenous grape varieties are planted from north to south throughout the wine regions of Portugal. They are very capable of making high quality wines or even fine wines worth aging for.

葡萄酒行業正在經歷變化,越來越多生產者意識到質量的重要性,並正致力出產優質的葡萄酒。因此,當你下次打算品嚐葡萄牙酒時,請試試各式各樣的選擇,你會驚喜地發現她是多麼的價廉物美!

The industry is changing and more and more quality conscious producers are making better and better wines. So next time when you try a Portuguese wine, go look for the various offerings available and you will be surprised by the quality for the price that you are paying.

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