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Selling delicious Christmas cakes in a bid to raise money for charity is the goal of an initiative launched for the second year by Portugal’s 12 hotel and tourism schools.

Entitled ‘O...

It was not so long ago that the only Madeira wine one could find in the Algarve was the most basic varieties, an essential ingredient in the kitchen when making a nice jus de veau but hardly wines...

Algarve-based company Wine Emotions is hosting its annual ‘Wine, Food & Art Market’ next Saturday afternoon (December 10).

Taking place at the company’s showroom in Mexilhoeira da...

Showing tourists the best places to enjoy a truly Algarvean gastronomic experience is the goal of new company ‘Eating Algarve Food Tours’, launched recently by two 32-year-old friends from Faro....

What great news it is that the Michelin inspectors have showered Portugal with new stars. But what a shame it is that the Michelin guide to Portugal, and especially the Algarve, is still such a...

As any regular reader of my column knows, I love Alvarinho, or as it is called over the border in northern Spain, Albariño. The Portuguese proudly consider it to be an indigenous variety, as do...

Cortes de Cima Branco 2015

The story of Cortes de Cima goes back to 1988 when the owners set out in a sailing boat to travel around Europe and find a location to create their own family...

Dutch Chef Vincent Van Dijk was recently awarded a gold medal in the national contest “Green Wines and Gastronomy”, organised by the Portuguese green wine viticulture commission (CVRVV).

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I’m going a bit off-piste this week and, rather than reviewing a wine, my column is dedicated to this month’s 40th anniversary edition of Wine Spectator magazine. Although I do not subscribe to...

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