In Portugal, lunch consists of a full hot meal, similar to dinner, normally with soup, a meat or fish course, and dessert and takes place between noon and two pm. It is the main meal of the day throughout the country with the exceptions of the Metropolitan areas of Lisbon and Porto. By tradition the plates of the day are generally a couple of fish or meat dishes or maybe a soup, whatever the kitchen was able to get fresh that morning.
Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. Fortified from a neutral grape spirit known as “aguardente” in order to stop the fermentation, leaving residual sugar in the wine, and boost the alcohol content.