It’s 8 pm on a Friday evening and you find yourself in an apartment building just a few blocks from the Martim Moniz metro stop. You glance around the dimly lit white hallway with its low-hanging lights and you consider reversing your steps, but the low clatter of dishes on the floor above gives you the confidence to press on. You creep up the staircase, pausing from time to time to determine if those really were dishes and the faint sounds of voices that you heard, until you reach the top and are face-to-face with a hand-painted Chinese character on the door in front of you.
You’ve found one of Lisbon’s famed Chinês clandestinos.
There’s something about wine that exudes an air of luxury. Perhaps it’s because wine requires a certain level of expertise to appreciate fully, or maybe it’s in the vocabulary we use to describe the actions we take with it. We sip, we savor, and we indulge in wine.
Whatever the case may be, wine tourism is a booming industry that is flourishing everywhere that grapes will grow. Most oenophiles are aware of the classic wine regions such as Bordeaux, Tuscany, and Northern California, but today, let’s get into three lesser-known wine tourism destinations.
Wine is often a topic of conversation at Life’s Journey Travel, but we can’t forget about some of the spirits! In honor of May and June being two of the most popular months for whisk(e)y festivals (the third Saturday in May is World Whisky Day), here are three of the best bars to sip on that venerable uisge beatha.
Author: Debra Harris
As founder of Life’s Journey Travel, I’m deeply passionate about creating custom travel experiences that allow my clients to truly savor the journey.