Simplesmente ... Vinho – part 1, northern Portugal

Porto quayside

The first instalment of a two-part report on some of the most exciting smaller winegrowers in the country. Today the north. See also Simplesmente ... Vinho – part 2, southern Portugal.

This was the 12th edition of Portugal’s most important showcase for smaller producers: three days in February shared by professionals and consumers in a big open space in Porto’s Alfândega, once the busy custom house on the quayside, from where this photo was taken during a brief respite from the heavy rain. (The sculpture, entitled A Gralha, meaning 'the jackdaw', was commissioned for an exhibition that took...