The Wine Spectator magazine chose the landscape of Douro wine region to put Portugal on the spotlight of the world's wine lovers. According to this magazine, “change is sweeping across this historic winemaking nation, with renowned quintas and a new generation of vintners competing and collaborating across a dizzying array of terroirs, varieties and viticultural techniques which mix of tradition and modernity.” Portugal is shaking up the wine world because of the diversity of their high quality wines. In this away, the July issue points out that “with refined red table wines and focused whites from indigenous grapes taking a place on the world stage, this diverse and beautiful land offers much more than Port”. The wine region of Vinhos Verdes, that is making strides with the Alvarinho grape, is one of the highlights of this last edition. The Wine Spectator magazine also presents a list of recommended wines recent releases from Portugal, encompassing reds, whites, Port and Madeira which have been highly rated.