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Douro Valley

How Port Became a Wine Staple Through Trade Agreements

How Port Became a Wine Staple Through Trade Agreements "Port" is fortified wine originating from Douro Valley in Portugal. Historically, Portuguese wine gained popularity because of an increasing demand from British consumers. This consumption forced […]

August 31

August 31, 1814: On this day, Admiral Arthur Phillip died. Grapevines were brought to Australia by Captain Arthur Phillip's First Fleet in 1788. The first grapes, which were planted at Parramatta River near Sydney, […]

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