February 2008 Douro Insider

February brought a very welcome relief from the somewhat depressing winter weather that had preceded, with the heavy fog finally evaporating after all these weeks.  There was actually a very bright start to the month with fantastic blue skies and really quite warm sunshine, especially in the afternoons.  But, as we well know, clear skies also mean cold nights and there were still some frosty mornings.  Admittedly, the frost was quicker to melt away when it was no longer shrouded in fog but in any case consumption of firewood remained high across the Douro. Full Report

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