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December 2013

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Beyond Tradition WITH RENEWED EFFORTS IN PRODUCTION AND MARKETING, PORTUGAL EMBRACES THE NEW WORLD by Deborah Parker Wong and Lana Bortolot Although traditional Portuguese winemaking methods, such as crushing by foot (as seen here at Quinta da Raza) are still use in some wineries, Portugal's outlook is forward-thinking. P ortugal is coming on strong—almost as powerful as its signature grape, the deep and brooding Touriga Nacional. Technically an Old World region, the offer- ings coming out of the vineyards reflect the country's biped stance—with one foot in tradition and the other very much in the future. 88  /  the tasting panel  /  december 2013 TP1213_064-103.indd 88 11/23/13 8:35 PM

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