Port Wine from The House of Sandeman – Porto

Sandeman Porto

The House of Sandeman and the History of Port Wine : Port wine it seems was discovered in the 17th century when British merchants added brandy to the wine of the northern Douro region to prevent it souring and to improve its shelf-life during shipment to England. The wine was called Port, after the port […]

Port Wine Tasting at The House of Sandeman – Oporto

Port wine tasting - Oporto

Meet the Mysterious Don at The House of Sandeman: We’re on a port wine-tasting tour of The House of Sandeman. Our “Don” guide (in fact, a blonde woman dressed like Antonio Banderas in “Zorro”) meets us at the entrance. Even after claiming for years  ‘reformed status’ as regards his time as an ad agency creative […]

Shopping in Oporto – Travel Shopping

Heart-shaped Gold Filigree, Oporto Shopping

Oporto is a good place for Traditional Handicraft: Most visitors to Oporto do not come with the intention of shopping for big ticket items, although if you are dying to buy international designer wares, these are available in some of the larger shopping centres. Like many other Portuguese cities, Oporto is a good place to […]