Porto: History by the Glass

The Euro 2004 tournament will be played in eight great Portuguese cities. Here's a guide to some of their delights:

Raise a glass of sweet, velvety port in the evening, and all at once you're part of a time-honored traditionóbecause the port-wine area in Portugal's Douro region is home to the world's oldest formal wine demarcation. In 1756, Prime Minister Marques de Pombal enacted this measure partly in hopes of reducing the power of British exporters who'd taken a liking to Portuguese wine when relations with France soured. It failed on that score; British and Portuguese wine producers...

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