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Alentejo producer João Portugal Ramos ventured north some years ago taking over a vineyard up in Monção to produce his own take on Alvarinho. Over the last few years I had tried his Alvarinho...

Good news for Algarve wine aficionados. The long summer drought has not affected this year’s harvests one little bit. Indeed, they have increased by no less than 20%. And the good news doesn’t...

Estômbar-based winery Quinta dos Vales was among this year’s winners at the 21st Grand International Wine Award “Mundus Vini”, which took place between August 31 and September 3 in Germany. The...

Apolónia’s “Feira do Vinho” (wine fair) starts on Saturday and, as always, there are some great bargains to be bagged. Looking at the catalogue, the Bairrada page jumped out at me, offering a...

When I saw the labels of these wines in Apolónia, my initial thought was that there must be a German link, an impression created no doubt by a combination of the somewhat austere label design and...

The 2017/2018 wine harvest is expected to be a great one for the Algarve. Specialists are forecasting that “more and better wine” will be produced in the region compared to recent years.

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Wine stoppers is always a hot subject here in Portugal. This country is, after all, the world’s largest producer of cork and it is seen as unpatriotic for any wine producer here to use an...

The legendary winemaking region is beginning a new chapter, and few tell the story better than the wine estate of Casa da Passarella

No one should underestimate the power of a good story....

A while ago I noticed that a new wine shop had opened on the main roundabout at the western entrance to Almancil, but it was not until last week that I decided to have a peek inside.

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