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This is our second time visiting beautiful Lisbon. But this time we are part of a cruise tour, even our time is short in town we were able to meet another side of Lisbon. This time, limited by the structure of a tour, we explore the country side of this coastal town. After passing through the 25 Abril bridge and leaving behind the terra-cotta site we made our way to the town of Azeitao around 30 minutes away from Lisbon where Jose Maria da Fonseca winery is located.
Working since 1834 and with over 7 generations of experience Jose Maria da Fonseca is one of the most famous and prestigious winery in Portugal. The most amazing thing about this fact is that we were able to see with our own eyes and taste for ourselves this gem of Lisbon.
From the outside, the place looks small but once inside is like going to another dimension of beauty and time… take a look with me.
Here is a short video of our trip to the winery, if gives you a little insight of what we did and saw. To bad I can’t add a wine taste for you… If you like sweet on your wine, then Moscatel de Setúbal is a great option for you!
It’s that time of the year again. Since 2008 every year I visited the Food and Wine Festival in Epcot and this year will not be any different. There is a variety of activities that you can enjoy, from culinary events, concerts, demonstrations, tasting booth and more. You can find international food of all kinds and of course beer and wine! If you happened to be in the area of Orlando don’t hesitate to come by and have fun. Here I share with you the schedule of concerts that are going to be happening during the months of September through November 2014.
Sept 19-21 – Jo Dee Messina (NEW!)
Sept. 22-23 – The Pointer Sisters
Sept. 24-25 – The Commodores
Sept. 26-27 – Christopher Cross
Sept. 28-29 – Hanson
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 – Air Supply
Oct. 3-5 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
Oct. 6-8 – Sugar Ray
Oct. 9-10 – Fuel (NEW!)
Oct. 11-12 – Sister Hazel
Oct. 13-14 – Richard Marx
Oct. 15-16 – Billy Ocean
Oct. 17-19 – Night Ranger
Oct. 20-22 – Smash Mouth
Oct. 23-24 – Jim Brickman
Oct. 25-26 – Los Lonely Boys (NEW!)
Oct. 27-28 – Wilson Phillips
Oct. 29-31 – Dennis DeYoung, original member of STYX
Nov. 1-2 – 38 Special
Nov. 3-5 – Boyz II Men
Nov. 6-7 – David Cook
Nov. 8-10 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
For more information of other events you can go to their official website
Disney Food Blog here you can find all kinds of links, information, suggestions, activities and a lot more… More than can you imagine. Its Disney! You know… 😉
Until then, have fun and enjoy life!
Feeling with desires of a romantic date? Tired of going to the movies and then dinner over and over again? Why not to try something different? Wine is always a romantic option, you can’t go wrong with that.
Jorge and I always have a bottle of wine at home. We add some cheeses and crackers and boom we have a “home date”. Believe me those are great. We enjoy the simple things.
Looking for that special thing to do, like always, I looked at Groupon and I found The Wine Room at Park Ave. Even though we always have a bottle of wine handy we don’t spend too much money on it. We love cheese and we have like two or three kinds of cheese but again nothing of the ordinary. When I saw this opportunity, curiosity levels went really high on me. I want it to try wines that maybe I don’t want to afford on regular basis. About cheese… What I can say, I love them all, but in reality I haven’t been very wild, I haven’t try anything fancy.
So here we were with a huge variety of wines and with no clue where to start. I read the menu, and all these cheeses names where like French to me (some of them literally). I could not understand anything from the cheese menu. We didn’t know what to order, I felt like I was a poor girl without education… Oh boy! Something I know, the best way of learning is asking.
Our server was great! He already had a list of suggestion for people like us, ( that don’t have a clue about fancy cheeses). He ask us few questions to see the things that we like or not, according to our answers he came up with a suggestion of three cheeses. While he was putting the order we went to explore…
With the Groupon, we bought a card with a value of $50 dollars. Every time you want to try a wine you go to the Enomatic wine dispensing machine, insert the card like an ATM, choose the wine you want to try, and the machine will deduct the amount of money from your card. Each wine have an information card on top of the wine. There are 3 options of amount(1oz, 2.5oz, 5oz) that you can poor in your glass of wine, each with a different value.
Trying these cheeses was a unique individual experience for each flavor in my mouth. My taste buds were happy and asking for more. Our favorite cheese was the Le Roule, we didn’t have a choice that to go for a second round of that one. Each cheese flavor created a delightful moment, blended with bread, nuts and sips of wine all this together made a great romantic pinky up moment.
We tried different wines, ( about $3 dollars each pour, the price depends of what kind of wine). I did like three and stick with the one that I liked the most which I don’t remember the name now… Shame on my for not writing it down! Jorge tried few as well, but he kept looking and browsing around until he found a $200 dollar bottle. He came to me with this inquisitive face, wondering if it was OK spending $25 dollars just to try it. I suggested to him to try finding one a little bit less expensive. He found another bottle of $125, to taste it was $12. He wanted to feel the difference in flavor of the more expensive ones. So we tried this one, well we didn’t feel much difference but probably is because we are not experts on the subject.
We had a wonderful night! We definitely are going back! Beside the tasting of cheeses and wine, the whole place create a perfect ambience for it. For those hours that Sunday evening, it felt like we step out of Orlando and went somewhere else. The Wine Room also offer other things on their menu. If you want more information about their selection of wines, things on their menu and other things thing they offer, here is there link The Wine Room.