A Culinary Love Affair: Douro Red and Brie

Portuguese Douro Red

In the sun-soaked hills of Portugal’s Douro Valley, where ancient vines cling to terraced slopes, lies the essence of Douro Red wine. Crafted from indigenous grape varietals like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz, this wine tells tales of the region’s winemaking heritage.

From affordable yet charming Douro Reds with hints of ripe berries and gentle spices to exclusive reserves that exude elegance and depth, each sip takes you on a journey through rugged landscapes and centuries-old traditions.

Wine recommendations

Accessible: Quinta do Crasto Douro Red – Approachable and fruit-forward, this entry-level Douro Red delights with vibrant acidity and soft tannins.
Artisan: Niepoort Batuta – A masterpiece of complexity and refinement, this limited-production Douro Red captivates with layers of dark fruit, floral aromas, and a velvety texture.

French Brie from Île-de-France

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of Île-de-France, France, creamy Brie cheese reigns supreme. Made from cow’s milk and aged to perfection in cool cellars, Brie seduces with its velvety texture and delicate earthy flavors.

From humble wheels that grace rustic French tables to exclusive artisanal varieties that enchant with nuances of mushrooms and buttery richness, each bite pays homage to the terroir and craftsmanship of the region.

Cheese recommendations

Accessible: President Brie
Artisan: Le Chatelain Brie

Food pairing idea: Seared Duck Breast with Duoro Cherry-Port Reduction