Discovering the Dão Part 1: Lagar de Darei

 “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu   Dão: a mountainous wine region in north central Portugal in the province of Beira. After the Douro DOC, it is the second oldest demarcated wine region in Portugal, one that is authentically Portuguese – free of foreign influence – in its vitivinicultural history. …

The Old Postman: Hélder Sousa

Hélder Sousa is the owner of a charming Portuguese restaurant, O Antigo Carteiro (The Old Postman), located along a beautiful strip of the Douro River in Lordelo do Ouro, Porto. As I mentioned earlier, he used to be a theatre-producer and used to frequent O Antigo Carteiro after performances. He told me how much he…