The Cork & Fork Blog
Jan 4, 2023
To understand Portugal’s past, you must take a trip to Évora, home to many historical gems, from megalithic sites and Roman ruins to medieval churches and palaces.
Nov 7, 2022
TAWNY PORT 101 + And Our Tawny Port Spiked Pumpkin Pie!
Take your Tawny Port understanding full circle by not only learning 101 and pairing tips but also infusing America’s favorite Thanksgiving dessert with this golden nectar!
Oct 6, 2022
Beyond Port: Porto's top spots to enjoy tea, coffee, beer & wine
While the city of Porto is most famously known for Port wine, it is home to a vibrant culture of alternative libations. From tea to coffee to wine and craft beer, this post covers our top spots to imbibe beyond Port wine in Porto.
Aug 29, 2022
The Story of The Original Farah
This is the incredible story of my grandmother Farah, and this business' namesake, who was born in 1910 in Hong Kong to the Nissim family, Iraqi/Indian Jewish traders. Their lineage has its roots in the Sephardic Jewish diaspora from Portugal and the Iberian peninsula in the late 1400s.
Jul 31, 2022
Visiting Funchal, Madeira
Funchal, a place where nature and culture thrives, is the perfect base to explore the tropical island of Madeira. Whether you’re arriving by cruise or plane, our guide covers the top things to do, eat and see in Funchal to help you make the most of your visit.
Jul 19, 2022
Farah’s Guide to Enjoying Port Part 2: Serving and Storing
Today's deep dive into Port covers some of the most frequent questions we get about serving and storing Port wine; from glassware to temperature to the question ... "How long can I store opened Port wine?" and "Should I store it in the fridge?"!
Jul 11, 2022
Farah’s Guide to Enjoying Port Part 1: Port Styles
This two-part blog series will give you some tips and tricks to savor and share Port, in all its White, Rosé, Ruby, Tawny, Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) and Vintage expressions, like a pro. We will start with a recap of Port styles and what’s most important to consider for each before, during and after popping your next bottle.
Jun 21, 2022
Porto’s Best Port Tasting Experience, If You Can’t Make it out to Douro
Our recommendations for Porto’s best cellars, bars and restaurants where you can learn about and taste great Port without even leaving the city.
Jun 2, 2022
Day trip itinerary to Matosinhos from Porto
While staying in Porto, it’s worth taking a trip to Matosinhos, a seaside district about 40 minutes away by metro. Come catch the waves with the surfers or simply relax by the beach!
May 9, 2022
Coimbra Self Guided Walking Tour
Located in the interior of Portugal, between Lisbon and Porto, Coimbra is a must visit city filled with history. Our self guided walking tour takes you through Coimbra's striking Baroque library to romantic riverside parks and mazes of medieval streets.
May 2, 2022
An interview with our newest artist, Célia Macedo!
Meet Farah's newest Portuguese artisan, Célia Macedo, a ceramic artist based in the Alentejo, rejuvenating the craft with her contemporary designs.
Apr 29, 2022
Douro Valley beyond wine: hiking, markets, monuments, and more!
Today's post steps out of the wine bubble to appreciate the wide range of wonderful resources and experiences Douro Valley has to offer for other traveler interests! This guide breaks down our top cultural, gastronomic & historical sites.