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If I am ever asked to single out my favourite Portuguese grape varieties, the answer is always Alvarinho for white and Baga for red. Of course I do appreciate all of Portugal’s indigenous...

The Vila Vita Biergarten in Porches will be holding its annual Oktoberfest celebrations between Thursday, September 29 and Wednesday, October 5.

The event is a tribute to the iconic beer...

Over 40 national and international craft beers can be tasted at Lisbon’s Beer Week taking place in the Portuguese capital until Sunday (September 25).

The event is divided into three stages...

The Apolónia Wine Festival is in full swing and whilst many readers, I am sure, will be bagging bargains on everyday wines, this event truly come into its own as an opportunity to try some of the...

I wonder what percentage of wine lovers who live here in the Algarve drink locally-produced Algarve wine on a regular basis? I’m not just talking about us foreigners, but local algarvios too. The...

We may now be in September but, as I write this, it is still a toasty 32°C outside and thoughts are still with wines that can be enjoyed in this heat. This light and fruity white is is a perfect...

A sophisticated Douro white from the Dão Encruzado grape

Finding a different Portuguese wine to write about every week can be a challenge for me sometimes. I started writing this weekly...

What’s green and red with a little bit of white in it?

No, this is not one those old school jokes but rather a serious wine from one of the Minho region’s top producers.

This is...

A great value-for-money Alentejo white.

I’m not a great fan of Alentejo whites, save a few very special exceptions. I generally find that the alcohol comes to the front too much for my...

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