Last November we went to Porto for a family weekend, a special trip we had planned for a long time. It was fun to share a room the four of us, visit the city, walk along the Douro and practice a bit of Portuguese. Santi actually chose to read in this language the new Harry Potter book he bought at the wondrous Lello libray. Blanca made everyone smile, mixing words in Galician and Portuguese and spreading around her sunshine.

On Saturday, we had dinner at a small place near the water. The owner chatted a bit with us and I asked him to recommend  a red from the region that he particularly liked. This is how we discovered Quinta do Pessegueiro Aluze 2010, a fantastic wine at an amazing price, 12 euros, created by Roger Zannier Domaines. This Pessegueiro (“Peaches”) was more fruity and fresh than other Douros we tried that weekend. Back in Madrid I ordered a case for a dinner party with some of our best friends. After trying it we all agreed to plan a trip to Porto soon.