Wojciech Bońkowski
Wine & tea writing

Portugal

June 2013 port wine tour:

2011 Vintage Port preview

Krohn: the kings of colheita

J H Andresen: a century of tawny port 1900–2000

Niepoort: the hidden side of the genius

September 2012 study tour:

Alentejo wines tasting in Lisbon: my top picks from this exciting region & two brilliant bonuses

Herdade da Comporta: 12 km of impeccable sandy beaches, and nice wines

Dão, day 1: the basics, water, granite, acids and tannins

Dão, day 2: 7 estates with winemaker António Narciso

Dão, day 2: Quinta das Marias

Dão, day 2: Quinta Mendes Pereira

Dão, day 3: Casa de Mouraz, biodynamic Dão

Douro, day 1: Quinta do Javalí

Douro, day 2: Rui Cunha

Douro, day 2: Cruz & Dalva

Douro bonus: Oscar Quevedo

Gaia bonus: the wines of Quinta da Romaneira

April 2011 vineyard tour:

Quinta do Crasto (and photos): three days of impressive tastings

Quinta do Vale Meão: exploring the Douro Superior

Burmester: a vertical tasting 1957–1998

Tea in the Douro: why tea tastes great in the vineyards

Quinta do Vallado: old vines and some great tawny ports

Quinta do Vale Dona Maria: my favourite Douro red

Tea from the Azores: three from Gorreana estate

The Symingtons estates: new releases & old vintages

Quinta Nova: smart buys from a lesser-known estate

Pintas + Quinta do Passadouro: old & new vintages with Jorge Borges

Dining in the Douro: home cooking & haute cuisine

Quinta do Noval Douro DOC 2007

Tawny port: Douro’s greatest expression

Pink port: my view, & winemakers speak

Bottle-aged tawny: it can work

The Colheita Project

My other writings about Portugal:

Quinta Nova Referência 2008

Quinta das Maias Malvasia Fina 2006

Niepoort Vintage Port 1987

Quinta do Vale Dona Maria 2006

Quinta do Ameal Escolha 2003

Videos with producers:

Tomás Roquette, Miguel Roquette, Manuel Lobo on Crasto

Jorge Borges on the Pintas project, on tawny port

Luisa Amorim on Quinta Nova

Sandra Tavares on Vale Dona Maria

Cristiano Van Zeller on Vale Dona Maria, on the 2007 vintage

Francisco Olazabal, Luisa Olazabal on Vale Meão

Francisco Ferreira on old vines

Luis Seabra on old port