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Possible Pours — Art and Wine

Winemaker Luis Duarte Takes Risks - and it's Paying Off

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Winemaker Luis Duarte Takes Risks - and it's Paying Off

In 2007, winemaker Luis Duarte felt the time was right to make wines from his own 20-acre vineyard in Alentejo. One of his wines is Rapariga da Quinta 2015 Red. It doesn’t disappoint. First of all, I really like the label. It’s abstract and reminds me of the art of John Lennon. It tells me that something different and interesting is in the bottle and I should open it.  

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Interpreting the Connections Between Man and Nature

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Interpreting the Connections Between Man and Nature

He sits on a bench, completely engrossed in a small piece of wood he’s carving, that he doesn’t even realize visitors have stopped and are watching. He is surrounded by his work – a variety of sculptures on different subjects in wood or bronze, all on exhibit at Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

At first glance, his work seems a bit eclectic; but upon further inspection, the pieces all seem to have perfect balance and synergy. When he finally looks up at his visitors, one can sense a man who is completely comfortable in his environment. Clearly, this is a person who is in love with his craft. 

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