Very Old White Port — “It’s Just Heaven in a Glass”

I love how Europeans embrace their culture with such expertise, passion, and abandon. This quick video clip demonstrates what I mean: After a busy day of showing me around, my Portuguese guide, Alex Almeida, is up against a cork wall enjoying what she calls “heaven in a glass” — a 55-year-old white port. This is the kind of pure cultural joy we experience as we get to know different lands and different people. Thanks, Alex, for sharing what I’m sure is a life-long memory.


This is Day 2 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I’m reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Romania, and beyond. Find more at


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