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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.

Apr 27, 2022

Farah's Guide to Visiting Aveiro Portugal

A few miles south of Porto, Aveiro charms visitors with its riverside promenade lined with Art Nouveau buildings, colorful coastal towns, and delicious cuisine. Our guide helps you navigate the best of Aveiro!

Apr 22, 2022

History of Ceramics in Portugal

Portugal is a country of artisans, and ceramics are a big part of the country’s arts heritage. This brief introduction to Portuguese ceramics covers the history of the craft and the different styles across the country, including our beloved Alentejo.

Apr 15, 2022

Exploring Fado in Lisbon

More than a traditional song style, listening to fado is part of an emotional experience. To truly grasp it, you’ll need to see it in person - this guide features some of the best fado houses in Lisbon. 

Apr 1, 2022

Portuguese Olive Oil 101

At Farah Trading Co, we LOVE Portuguese olive oil. While a daily staple and our top selling import, the history and modern day production of this "liquid gold" is often overlooked. Learn about the early and tumultuous history behind this prized product and what makes Portuguese olive oil so special.
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