“… a tour of the hilly, magical Alentejo, and with it, some of the very best eating and drinking of my life”.

I enjoyed this article on Portugal A LAND FINELY AGED LIKE WINE as seen by Eli Gottlieb an author and writer for the New York Times.

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Click on the image to see the accompanying Alentejo image gallery photographed by James Rajotte for The New York Times.

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It’s surprising to me to feel a surge of pride at seeing my newly adopted country acknowledged so glowingly in one of the world’s best newspapers. I think this place is growing on me.  Not surprising really, it is a wonderful country full of pleasant surprises.

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Map of the Alentejo region of Portugal.

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Wines of Alentejo: http://www.vinhosdoalentejo.pt/index.php

Gastronomy of Alentejo:

http://www.vinhosdoalentejo.pt/detalhe_conteudo.php?id=81&lang=en

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/may/10/portugal-alentejo-food-wine-restaurants

http://www.saveur.com/article/travels/the-food-of-alentejo-portugal

Other Alentejo links:

http://www.visitalentejo.pt/en/

https://www.visitportugal.com/en/destinos/alentejo

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/alentejo

http://www.pbase.com/miguelcosta/alentejo

http://www.valedogaio.com/hotel-gallery.html

http://www.molon.de/galleries/Portugal/Alentejo/

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