One of the things that gives me almost as much pleasure as travelling is eat and drink, and not only can I try different things every time I travel but I was lucky enough to born in a country that has an amazing gastronomy, not only good but also very diverse.
Eat and drink is not only one of my favorite hobbies, but it’s also a national hobby, we’re used to go out to drinks, or have a dinner with friends a couple of times a month, and as soon as we get to the summer, it’s almost daily. That’s probably one of the reasons why we end up having it somehow cheap.
Sometimes it seems that our wine is only known by the Port wine, but we have such a diverse option, and relatively cheap, that I ended up starting to try different wines lately at an “expensive” price. I was used to drink relatively good wine for a couple of € a bottle, just 1€ to 2€ while I was studying and getting more expensive with the pass of time, however I think that I only bought wine over 5€ a couple of times in my life. This doesn’t means that it was a bad wine, and that’s the really good thing in Portugal, we can have them very cheap for the quality that they have, I’m only speaking about buying them on a supermarket, if you ask a bottle of wine at dinner, it’s going to get more expensive, even though it’s not easy to get to the 10$ a glass in happy hour that I pay in San Francisco ( yes, I know, San Francisco is expensive).
And also because of the above mentioned 10$ glass, I discovered that I’m such a girl drinking, because I really like Chardonnay, and I spent the last year since I returned from the US looking for a good (and cheap) chardonnay in Portugal, and it seems that I finally got it.
First let me tell you that Chardonnay is not a usual Wine in Portugal (at least I don’t think it is, but I only started to understand a bit more about wine in the last 2 years, so I’m definitely not the best person to talk about it), but let me just say that I bought a bottle of Grand’Arte Chardonnay and it’s probably my go to wine fo the next couple of dinners.
I won’t start talking about colors, flavors and all that shit, because the only thing that I can explain about a wine is if I like it or not and this, is for now one of my favorites (there’s like 5 or 6 that I like more than this, but I don’t even know the name of it), it’s somehow sweet and it’s really nice to drink, just try it if you’re a fan of Chardonnay and end up in Portugal or some reason.