Old Portugal - Wine & Spirits Magazine

Old Portugal

illustration by: Tom Labaff

Portugal first entered my life in the form of a 500-milliliter bottle. I was working at Betony, in Midtown Manhattan as a sommelier. One February afternoon, I was in the cellar, tearing through a new shipment of cases. I started pulling out bottles that were nearly as old as…

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This story appears in the print issue of Fall 2008.
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