This page includes an introduction to Portuguese wine and some notes from a trip to Portugal by Vinodiversity in 2013.
Secondly there has a been a modernisation in viticulture and winemaking. The emphasis now is on making quality table wines, even in the Duoro Valley, the stronghold of Port wine production.
Other varieties such as Tempranillo from Spain are used extensively as well, often under different names, for example Albarino from nearby Galicia in Spain is called Alvarinho in Portugal, Tempranillo is known under several names such as Tinta Roriz or Aragonez in different parts of Portugal.
The stand out red variety of Portugal is Touriga Nacional. This variety is a key component of Port but it makes exceptional dry red table wine as well.
Touriga Nacional is gaining popularity in Australia as well. See this article and list of producers of Touriga Nacional in Australia.
The Wine and Food Lover's Guide to Portugal describes these in some detail.
De Long's Wine Map of the Iberian Peninsula will help you find out about the wine regions of Portugal.
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