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Redoma Rosé 2013

The trend in Provence style rosés seems to be catching on only very slowly here in Portugal, and never one to be left behind, the Douro’s Dirk Niepoort has made a radical change in his shade of...

Crispy duck made easy

Anyone who has ever eaten real Peking duck knows that the poor deep fried imitation served by most Chinese restaurants in the west bears no resemblance to the real thing.

The ducks should...

Algarve’s top chefs show off culinary skills

The Algarve Chefs Week is back again this month for its fourth event, showcasing “the best food the region has to offer”.

Between May 23 and 30, eight top chefs from eight of the Algarve’s...

Portuguese wine show returns to Albufeira

Wine lovers are invited for the 6th Portuguese Wine Show, which will take place from May 17 to 19 at the EMA – the Espaço Multiusos de Albufeira exhibition hall.

Organised by Confraria do...

Size, when it comes to fish, definitely does matter. A large fish, unlike almost anything else we eat, is invariably tastier than a smaller fish of the same breed.

Take sea bass for...

Filipa Pato Baga

The humble and thick-skinned Baga grape, the backbone of Mateus Rosé and the predominant red grape of the Bairrada region, was traditionally a high-yield variety for low quality winemaking.

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The simplest BBQ snack ever

So with Easter out of the way, it is time to remove the cover from your BBQ and get it ready for its first outing of the summer season.

Now you may be feeling a little rusty after a winter...

The prices of wine at restaurants is a subject of hot debate: just how much can be justified as a mark-up on a product that a restaurant simply pores from a bottle into a glass?

I’m...

Gastronomy and traditions celebrated in Azinhal

‘Terras de Maio’, an event held annually in Azinhal, Castro Marim, to celebrate the best the Algarve has to offer in terms of gastronomy and traditions, will take place between May 9 and 11 at the...

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