Porto calls in Portuguese wine country

Porto calls in Portuguese wine country

Portugal’s wine city and the river valley from which its port pours sculpt the profile of a region shaped by grapes in every sense. Erik Nilsson explores its shores. Wine wrought the Douro Valley. Its inhabitants have spent the past two millennia carving livings out of the shale mountains that nosedive into the river, whittling the peaks into terraces clutched by grapevines. Nearly 50,000 of the region’s 250,000 hectares have been lathed into hundreds of…

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