A little Portugese wine with your meal? Try P. DÃO 1999 Duque de Viseu

[Editor's Note: Wow, we're starting to get lots of input from our members! Thanks! This one is from our friend Teresa (and her husband Robert) in Ontario, who just returned from her annual visit to Portugal. Hopefully this wine is available in BC too! I am going to look for it. In the meantime, if anyone else has tried it, please let us know what you think.]

A few weeks ago Robert read a review of a red Portugese wine in the paper and thought we should try it. We are glad we did! It was fabulous. The bottle disappeared quickly and we started combing the LCBO for more.

If you're looking for a yummy red (those are amateur wine tasting terms), try P. DÃO 1999 Duque de Viseu. The LCBO product number is 546309 and it costs $14. I found a few bottles in the Vintages section of the First Canadian Place LCBO last week. It is listed on the Vintages web site (not the LCBO site) Here's an excerpt from their review:

"Vintages tasting note: A medium-bodied wine with attractive aromas of plum, berries, tobacco, leather and wood-smoke. Dry and robust, yet with mellow mouthfeel. A fine match for roast meats, spaghetti or cassoulet."

Contributed by Teresa Salter