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Rare Wines: BULAS Very Old Port

BULAS - Very Old Port Wine

There’s a new addition to Casa Portuguesa’s Rare Wines Collection: BULAS Very Old Port.

At Quinta da Costa de Baixo, the producing force of Bulas Wines, there’s an old cellar and warehouse dating from 1840 that still keeps it’s original design.

That’s where amazing secrets are kept: aged casks with old – and very old – wine. “Very fine wine”, nurtured for generations, that is now for us to taste, as a generous treasure from the Douro tradition.

BULAS Very Old Port is one such secrets – an exceptional 100 plus years Tawny Port of which just 200 numbered bottles were recently made available.

Gold coloured with predominant dark green notes, this wine’s bouquet is complex and intense, delighting us with memories of toast, honey, caramel, dry fruit, damask, figs and orange.

On the mouth, it’s a rich, full bodied wine unveiling a range of exuberant, intense flavours, and with a long, very persistent finishing.

Gold coloured with dark green notes, a complex and intense bouquet, and with exuberant flavours that lead to a very persistent finishing, this unique, very old, wine is the latest, and certainly one of the most notable, additions to our Rare Wines Collection.

Find out more about BULAS Very Old Port on our online wine shop.

— Casa Portuguesa. From Portugal, with love.

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Portuguese wines – high score with Wine Enthusiast!

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Congratulations to our friends at Quinta do Casal Branco! Two of their wines – Falcoaria and Perescuma – scored high with Wine Enthusiast!

If you live in Poland, the good news is you can find these fine wines in Warsaw at Casa Portuguesa Wine Shop. So come and visit us!

Casa Portuguesa. From Portugal, with love.

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Wine Tasting – 2016 Spring edition (Warsaw)

Welcome to the 2016 Spring Wine Tasting by Casa Portuguesa in Warsaw!

Wine Tasting - 2016 Spring

Spring has sprung – and at Casa Portuguesa, we celebrate it with a toast… and a tasting!

But not just any tasting. We set up a special commented tasting that will help you – through a simple but clear description of each wine – to understand what hides inside the bottle.

From “vinho verde” to fresh whites and fruity reds from different regions in Portugal, we’ve put together a fine selection of wines matching the sunny days ahead – vibrant and full of life.

During the event, we’ll also hand the prizes to the winners of the 4 contests held among those who attended our previous tasting “Bifana at Towarzyska“.

The 2016 Spring Tasting is “by invitation only” but we may hold a surprise for some lucky wine lovers out there. So, if you’d like to attend, don’t hesitate to mark your interest on the Facebook event and…

Stay tuned!

Casa Portuguesa. From Portugal, with love.

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Portuguese wines did it again!

Amazing results for Portuguese wines at Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2016.

CPWS Did it again

At the 18th edition of Mundus Vini, Portuguese wines accumulated a total of 258 awards, including 9 Grand Gold medals – the highest distinction of the competition.

Two of our most famous wine regions stand out. The Douro region took home 6 Grand Gold medals (5 awarded to fortified wines, and 1 to a still red wine), whereas the Alentejo region won 3 Grand Gold medals (all for still red wines).

Founded 15 years ago by Meininger Verlag publishing house, Mundus Vini has become one of the world’s most respected wine competitions. 5,000 wines from 149 wine growing regions around the world were tasted and judged this year by an international jury of 160 wine experts.

Mundus Vini Best Wines Spring Tasting 2016

In addition to the Grand Gold medals, Portugal won 144 Gold medals and 105 Silver medals in a competition that brought together more than 5,000 wines. Italy was the most awarded country (496 medals), followed by Spain (469 medals) and Portugal (258 medals).

Considering Portugal’s wine production is 1/6 of that of Italy and 1/5 of that of Spain, you can’t but marvel at such outstanding results.

Go Portugal!

Casa Portuguesa. From Portugal, with love.

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Wine tasting today at Towarzyska

These are some of the fine wines you may try today at “Bifana @ Towarzyska“, a Portuguese street food and wine tasting event taking place in the coolest klubokawiarnia in Saska Kępa.

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  • Quinta da Lixa, Loureiro (white), Vinho Verde
  • Morgado da Vila, Alvarinho (white), Vinho Verde
  • Tapada do Marquês, blend (white), Vinho Verde
  • Eloquente (white), DOC Dão
  • Eloquente (red), DOC Dão

You can find all these fine wines and many more on our online store and at our Warsaw shop.

Casa Portuguesa. From Portugal, with love.

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Portuguese flavours at Kublokawiarnia Towarzyska

Next Saturday, we’ll be joining an original tasting of Portuguese favours..

Bifana & Wine at Klubokawiarnia Towarzyska

For the first time in Warsaw, you’ll have a chance to try great Portuguese wines together with some of our most delicious street food, staring the famous “bifana” prepared by Chef Miguel Santos Carvalho of Much More Than Food.

The event will take place at Klubokawiarnia Towarzyska, in Saska Kępa, Saturday (March 19), from 11.00 until 17.00.

For more information, please visit “Bifana @ Towarzyska” event page on Facebook.

UPDATE: You also might be interested in the list of wines we’ll be serving at the event.

Casa Portuguesa. From Portugal, with love.

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“Andreas Larsson loved the dark juicy layers in this wine!”

“Andreas Larsson loved the dark juicy layers in this wine. Congratulations!”

Źródło: From Tasted 100% Blind’s Facebook page, 08-03-2016.

Showing a big potencial, Boas QuintasQuinta da Fonte do Ouro Touriga Nacional 2012 scored an impressive 90/100 by Andreas Larsson, who was crowned World’s Best Sommelier in 2007. This is how the wine was described during a blind tasting:

“Quite youthful colour here, still blue-purple core, slightly lighter towards the rim. Quite intense nose here. Ripe dark fruit. Still appearing youthful. Mostly based on the primary fruit; that consists of dark berries, plum, dark cherry. With some spicy notes of liquorice, anise seed. No noticeable oak so far. Very tight palate, not in a negative way, but a very dense palate I should say. It is still youthful, still a presence of tannin, but ripe tannin. With, really, layers of lush dark fruit. Hint of roasted oak, in the background. A lot of spiciness going on, on the finish, with clove, white pepper. The wine has a very good length as well and very nice acidity and freshness. The only thing is that this would need a few more years. I see a big potential in this one, well voila, due to the density, structure and length. It is still youthful and primary, but it is certainly a style that will develop much more complexity in the coming years.”

Quinta Da Fonte Do Ouro - Touriga Nacional 2012 - Dão

You can also watch the video here.

Tempted? You can buy this amazing wine in our online shop, and in our Warsaw shop (Pasaż Muranów, al. Jana Pawła II, 45A lok. 38B/2 (poziom -1), Warsaw, Poland).

Casa Portuguesa. From Portugal, with love.