Port wine originates from Porto, Sherry from Spain and Madeira from Madeira. Three different fortified wine products with different names. This and a lot more we learned during a Port wine tasting today along the old lodges of River Douro, the place where it all started in the year 1756! Arranged by the Douro Marina, we enjoyed good accompany from Kate from Churchills Ports, who took us through the whole program. After 2.5 hours and lightly tipsy we placed our order and proceeded with strolling through this lovely city…
the fisherman moored at around 9am and we were a queue of about 10 customers. He did not catch too much and restricted first in the queue from buying the whole catch of the day with the argument that he needs to distribute among all of us! 😅
I was fourth in the row and got a turbot, which was my preference, right size for one person. As the fish was the main part of the dish I opted for baking it in the oven together with some sweet potatoes and bell pepper vegetables. There was some cod, herring and plaices but turbot is a noble fish with a slightly sweet and nutty taste. It was delicious.