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A top-flight Alvarinho

Around now is the time when we are starting to think of some special wines for the Christmas table or perhaps a gift for a wine-loving friend. Anselmo Mendes is today...

The Algarve’s wine production has increased by an impressive 50% this year, way more than the 20% that producers were expecting. So said the Algarve’s Wine Commission (CVA) at the Annual Forum of...

The Algarve Wine Society held its last event of 2017 on Tuesday, December 5 at Alambique Restaurant in Vale de Lobo. It was a lunch with wine from Lima Mayer in the upper Alentejo. This...

Here is another take on the Algarve’s most traditional grape variety. I was a bit dubious when I saw this on the shelf at my local Intermarché (€10.61), considering that it is from the 2016...

A great varietal from a great vintage

Anyone who loves Douro wine, Port included, knows that 2011 was a very special vintage. It is getting harder and harder to find 2011 Douro’s on the...

Algarve-based company Wine Emotions is hosting its annual Christmas fair on Saturday, December 9.

It will be held at the company’s showroom in Mexilhoeira da Carregação, Lagoa, giving...

A Baga bargain

I was browsing the wine shelves last weekend at my local Jumbo supermarket where I have often stumbled across some interesting bargains.

My love of the Baga grape and...

For such a small country, Portugal has an incredible wealth of fortified wine styles. These include, of course, the classic ports and madeiras, but also the Muscats of Setúbal and Favaios. Most...

There seems to be no stopping Soalheiro when it comes to creating different wines from the Alvarinho grape up in the Minho region. It was not so long ago that their portfolio featured just their...

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