World of Wine’s The Chocolate Story
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At the Chocolate Story you can see the results of Pedro’s quest and his Vinte Vinte range of chocolate bars are made in front of your eyes. I had never eaten chocolate like it.
During the workshop I learned how to melt a tiny square of 70% dark chocolate on my tongue and then find the perfect vintage ruby port to drink with it. It was the kind of dazzling taste experience you could never achieve without expert help.
One last thing – Porto is just a 1.5-hour flight from the UK, and the airport is a short cab ride outside the city. Get an early flight and your holiday is well and truly off to a great start by lunchtime.
The people in Porto have been making wine and providing hospitality to us Brits for hundreds of years.
They exude good old-fashioned family values, warmth and an open-hearted friendliness which makes them the perfect hosts. Expect to be WOW-ed.
WHERE TO STAY
The five-star Yeatman Hotel is the perfect base for a visit to Porto, with every luxury you’d expect from a prestigious Relais & Châteaux group property with a restaurant that has achieved not one but two Michelin stars.
It’s set within seven acres of land, has outdoor and indoor infinity pools and is just a five-minute walk to the WOW district.
As an added bonus it shares those stellar views across the Douro to the historic centre and the Luis I Bridge.
Entry for WOW cultural district in Porto, Portugal, is free with ticketed attractions from £17 per person. wow.pt
TAP Air Portugal flies from Gatwick to Porto from £80 return. flytap.com