January 14, 2019 by PWM



$6.95 BTL./$36.00 6-PACK

       On my last trip to Lisbon, I happened to be flying Iberia airlines from Madrid & read the following in the Airline Inflight Magazine about Portugal.  I found it so amazing that I ripped it out & stuffed in my coat pocket.  I read it to my Spanish flying companion & she swore that it was true.  I thought I would share it.  

        In the 1400s, Portuguese explorers set out to find a western passage to India.  Six centuries later, they’re still looking for it, as they are too proud to ask for directions from passing sailors, and too stubborn to consult the foldout map in their ship’s glove compartment.

        Although the Portuguese insist that they know where they’re going, they spent nearly two years sailing up and down the Mississippi River, once circumventing Iceland, and in 1876 passed the Bering Straits for what seemed like the 20th time in a one-month span.

         Unfortunately, when they finally asked for directions in 1902, they forgot whether they were supposed to make a left or a right at Barbados, and spent the next century complaining that their compass was “stupid” and that “everything in the Atlantic Ocean looked exactly the same.”

         In 2005, after 12 years at sea, two modern Portuguese explorers finally spotted land they believed to be India.  However, it was Portugal. 

         The quasi-vibrant Portuguese have a distinctively Spanish culture all their own.  With many half-hearted fiestas, plenty of partially unique customs and a dish they refuse to call “paella”, they enjoy a rich tradition of bordering a dynamic country.  They also love the sport of futbol del toro, a less violent form of bullfighting.  The animal is not killed but rather lulled into submission by being forced to watch a soccer match, after it is led drowsily from the ring.

        Well, we at PWM Love Portugal & after you taste this $6.95 bottle of delicious table red from Alentejano region you will agree.  Bursting with dark fruits (plum, blackberry), a nice touch of earth in a medium-bodied, and a “I Could Drink This Every Night” sort of deliciousness, we think you will agree!