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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...

Petit gateaux - "pasteis de nata"

Portuguese shop ‘Comme à Lisbonne’ in Paris, France - known for its delicious pastéis de nata (custard tarts) which sell like hot cakes everyday (a thousand go at least, we’re told) - has expanded...

Vila Joya does it again!

Vila Joya’s renowned restaurant has once again been voted into the ‘World’s 50 Best’ list - but this time it has climbed 15 positions to come in 22nd place.

It’s an accolade that speaks...

Algarve Wine Route presented

Wine buffs may be intrigued to take part in the presentation of the Algarve Wine Route - Rota dos Vinhos do Algarve - scheduled to take place at the Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo in Faro on May 6...

As I write this I have just returned from lunch at a little noodle shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and my mouth is still tingling from a bowl of spicy Char kway teow, the traditional fried rice...

The Algarve Wine Society’s annual gourmet dinner took place on April 16 at Almancil’s well-known Florian Restaurant, where for the past decade chef Piet Warink, assisted by front of house Karin...

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