On the edge of the Old World spread outPortugal, a country where the main European paradise for surfers and fans listen to sound of the ocean on a wild rocky shore. It took the beginning of many sea routes, which caused global changes in the world political map, and Portugal and drinks today excite the blood present adventurers, vagabonds and fans of endless spaces.
Being in the Schengen area, Portugalsubject to the general customs rules, prescriptive norms of alcohol imported into the territory of the country. To avoid trouble with the customs, you should not bring here more than a liter of spirits and two - of wine of any kind. However, the idea to carry a country of seafarers and winemakers alcohol hardly come to mind even novice travelers, because the Portuguese alcohol is not only high quality, amazing taste, but also pleasant prices. A bottle of local wine will cost the usual supermarket no more than 4-5 euros and beer worth less than one euro (data 2014).
The national drink of Portugal
Among the variety of alcohol in Portugalone drink stands out. His name gave the city where harassed and where to send all ships - Porto. It is in the Douro River Valley, which flows through this area, the main spread vineyards that give fruits for cooking port. For the first time the national drink of Portugal had to offer the world in the XI century. It was then intermarried Henry of Burgundy and the daughter of the king of Castile and Leon. The bride brought a new residence vine from their homeland and began production of a new type of wine.
On the quality of a product is influenced by many factors, the main of which is called:
- Area of vineyards.
- Type of soil used for growing grapes.
- Age of the fruit-bearing vine.
- A variety of grades and purities.
- The number of sunny hours and illumination plantation.
However, all of these criteria - nothing without technologyProduction produced for centuries. Like hundreds of years ago, manufacture of the port begins with the fact that the fruits of crushed granite feet in a bowl ...
Portugal Alcoholic drinks
True connoisseurs appreciate and spiritsPortugal Beverage, won no less glory on the world market. The famous "Madera" competes in popularity with green Minho Valley wines and ratafia "Almendo-Almarga" can melt the ice in the heart of the most inaccessible beauty.