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If there’s any show I feel like I need to drink wine with, it’s Game of Thrones. Tyrion Lannister stole my heart when he said “Everything is better with some wine in the belly” in season 1, episode 1. The amount of wine consumed in this show is pretty impressive, and Tyrion takes the cake as biggest wineo, hands down.…View Post
In the 1950's a beautiful, intelligent female pharmacist from Lisbon, Portugal became pen pals with a handsome, sweet man in Tampa, Florida. They wrote each other back and forth for a few months, and eventually started to form a strong friendship. So strong that the man invited the woman to take a holiday to visit him in Tampa so they could meet in person.
The day finally came when the two met, and sparks flew! After a few weeks of hanging out, he asked her to marry him, and she never looked back.
They got married, and shortly after they had a baby girl named Maria. That baby was my mom!
I've never had a chance to visit Portugal, but I live vicariously through stories like this one that my mom has told me over the years (this one is my favorite). I've always been very proud of my Portuguese heritage (as well as my German and African American heritage), and even took Portuguese in college to learn the language. So when I saw this shirt, I knew I had to have it!
Verão Em Porto is Portuguese and translates to "Summer in Porto" (it should really say Verão no Porto, but oh well). Porto is a coastal city in Northwest Portugal, only about an hour and a half south of the Minho wine region where Vinho Verde wines are produced.
Close your eyes and imagine yourself lounging on your patio with a few girlfriends, chatting it up with good food, and a glass of wine in your hand. What kind of wine did you envision yourself with? Was it rosé? If yes, keep reading. If no, keep reading.
Rosé and I had a complicated relationship for the last several years. When I was growing up, my mom's drink of choice was Sutter Homes White Zinfandel. We always had a bottle in the fridge, and so of course I had a sip every now and then when no one was looking. I remember thinking it tasted like strawberry Kool-Aid, and couldn't wait until I was allowed to drink it!