Dão, a large region in north-central Portugal surrounded by mountain ranges that help provide a relatively stable climate, is gaining recognition for both its refreshing whites and its expressive reds.
Dão, a large region in north-central Portugal surrounded by mountain ranges that help provide a relatively stable climate, is gaining recognition for both its refreshing whites and its expressive reds. Wines of Portugal
Dão, a large region in north-central Portugal surrounded by mountain ranges that help provide a relatively stable climate, is gaining recognition for both its refreshing whites and its expressive reds. Wines of Portugal
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January 31, 2017 08:00 AM

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