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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.

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 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.

Mar 23, 2022

An Overview of Traditional Portuguese Food

Learn about Portugal's unique regional foods from the North, Center, South and islands hone historic events and cultures that helped shape Portugal’s rich and diverse gastronomy over centuries.

Feb 26, 2022

An Overview of Portugal's Islands: Madeira and the Azores

Just off the coast of Portugal lie Madeira, the Azores and a whole other balmy, peaceful, striking and unique slice of water-bound Portuguese life to discover.

Feb 3, 2022

Port Rosé 101 & our Port Rosé Tonic Recipe

300+ years of production, modern winemaking technology, and adventurous winemakers have given us a fresh new version of this traditional, fortified wine. Enter Port Rosé , the newest Port on the block!

Jan 8, 2022

Douro Valley Restaurants & Must Try Regional Dishes

Douro’s gastronomic treasures include hearty and flavorful dishes that fuel workers and families, fresh local produce, and centuries-old cooking techniques that are still upheld in typical restaurants or respectfully “updated” by local chefs. 

Jan 5, 2022

Sardine Nutrition & Our Sardine Red Pepper Tart Tatin

Learn about the benefits of canned sardines and check out our savoury sardine tart recipe; packed with both flavor and nutrition. 

Jan 4, 2022

Farah’s Top 5 Douro Valley Wineries

Our team of wine importers have picked our top five Douro Valley wineries where you can wine taste and take in the Douro Valley's stunning vineyard-terraced views, and the valley’s fascinating heritage.

Dec 28, 2021

How to Visit the Douro Valley from Porto

There are a host of ways to arrive at the vineyards wineries and small towns of the Douro Valley - each method having its own perks. Here are our top picks for the adventurous traveler to the luxe traveler!
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