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When we think of high quality vinho verde these days, we tend to focus on the Alvarinho grape, but the Loureiro variety is every bit as important to the Vinho Verde region, especially when making...

A contest to elect the Algarve’s top wines will take place at the São José Convent in Lagoa on Sunday, March 19.

A jury of specialists from Portugal’s Sommelier Association (AEP) will blind...

Just what is available for wine lovers in the sky these days with BA?

Over the last few years I have become a pretty local BA customer. I often ask myself why, as the overall quality does...

More Portuguese Pinot

Here we have another Portuguese Pinot, a grape that I am passionate about. If I could afford to drink good red Burgundy every day I would probably drink little else,...

Something special for a winter evening

Many of us will have started the year by cutting back on our drinking. I certainly have. But allowing myself just a few drinking days a week has...

If I had tasted this wine blind I would not have identified it as the typical white Alentejo variety Antão Vaz, or indeed as an Alentejo wine. But this is a wine from the upper Alentejo region, in...

I wrote an article on this subject in 2015, perhaps a little tongue in cheek, as we were in the early stages of developing our project here at Esporão and I was still coming to terms with the...

It was around 20 years ago when I was first introduced to the wines of Côte-Rôtie from the Northern Rhone, and it was here in Portugal. I was privileged to be a guest at the table of winemaker and...

The small town of Azeitão, located at the foot of the Arrábida hills near Setúbal, is just a short detour off the Lisbon/Algarve motorway, a well-trodden path on Portugal’s wine route.

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