The Cork & Fork Blog
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 24, 2022
Lisbon Day Trips
With Portugal's incredible highway system and the incredible diversity of terrain surrounding Lisbon, day trips are not only do-able... but a must! Our Lisbon day trip itineraries focus on the wine regions and beaches of north of the city, to the hills and fishing villages south of Lisbon.
Jan 18, 2022
Exploring the Portuguese Pastel De Nata in Lisbon
Farah Trading Co's pastel de nata 101. What is pastel de nata? The surprising history behind this beloved Portuguese pastry and our favorite spots to enjoy pastel de nata in Lisbon.
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 6, 2022
Farah's Lisbon Neighborhood Guide
Our team often get asked what are our top neighborhoods recommendations are in Lisbon - so here is a snapshot of some of Lisbon's most emblematic neighborhoods!
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!
Dec 26, 2021
Douro Valley Towns and Hotels
Deciding to stay in a town or at a Quinta will shape your Douro Valley experience differently. In this post we chronicle our top picks for Douro Valley towns, hotels and Quintas.
Dec 7, 2021
Producer Spotlight - Burel Factory Textiles and Mountain Hotels
Today, owners Isabela Costa’s and João Tomás’s Burel Factory and mountain hotels are internationally-acclaimed, contemporary design and hospitality icons - they’re drawing new attention to Burel wool and the Serra da Estrela mountains and are forging Portugal’s path forward as a leader in sustainable innovation and development.
Dec 1, 2021
A History of Port Wine
Before the 19th-century, traders were fortifying their Douro Valley dry wines with aguardente, a neutral grape brandy, to protect it from spoiling as it floated under the hot sun from the Douro Valley to Porto and then overseas. It wasn’t until an extremely hot harvest in the 1820s that Douro’s grapes produced more sugar than their yeasts could ferment and the wine was fortified semi-sweet!
Nov 27, 2021
Visiting Lisbon 101
From how much time you need, to how the best time of year to visit Lisbon, our Lisbon 101 has you covered!