Ahhhhh WINE! What better way to step into your 40s? One of the world's lesser credited capitals of vino was our choice destination to celebrate one of my best friend's big 4-0. Our itinerary was: Douro Valley, Porto, and Funchal, topped off with a stop in the Canary Islands. Once we got past the intoxication of the landscapes and the sweet buzz of vinho verde, we were properly introduce to Portugal.