Vinho verde.  So much more than a glass of wine or even the unexpected sensation of effervescence.  It’s one of those unforgettable moments.

100_1674A warm autumn afternoon.  A cold glass of wine at a small bistro table.   Sitting in an open square in an obscure spot in Portugal.  Watching the town stroll by.

Old men walking with their hands clasped behind their backs and deep in conversation.  Sturdy women who show the physical signs of hard work.  Hats that are much too small.

Sometimes traveling can become a blur.  The memorable experiences are ones like these where we take time out to absorb the things around us.   To stop and savor the vinho.