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Casal Figueira - António 2012

The story of this small producer seems to have passed me by and I only discovered the wine of Casal Figueira last week. This is not something you will find in the supermarkets but only in...

Cortes de Cima - Sauvignon Blanc 2013

When I first tried this Sauvignon Blanc from the Cortes de Cima I was a little disappointed. It was the 2011 vintage, the first Sauvignon Blanc varietal they produced, and although a fair quality...

The Royal British Club Algarve’s second event took place last week in the delightful grounds of Quinta dos Vales and was sponsored by Blevins Franks, a leading European financial advice group....

Wine: Quinta de Saes

The long overdue trend of Portuguese winemakers moving away from oaking (and in too many cases over-oaking) their whites unnecessarily continues apace. The Encruzado grape is the backbone of all...

Last week I was lucky enough to join a group of 26 enthusiasts from the Algarve Wine Society on a trip to the wonderful wine producing area Ronda, high in the mountains in the province of Malaga,...

Moscatel Roxo espumante rosé

A couple of weeks ago, on my Saturday morning shop at Apolónia, this new sparkling wine was available for tasting, alongside the rosé wine from the same grape (previously featured in this column)...

Over 40 artisanal beers from 10 countries will be taking centre stage at the new Algarve Beer Fest, an event designed to be one of this year’s “best Algarve attractions”.

Organised by...

Food affair

A wine and food pairing evening is being held at the Penina Hotel & Golf Resort on May 29 at its Le Grill restaurant, starting at 8.15pm.

Guests will be served a four-course dinner...

Redoma Rosé 2013

The trend in Provence style rosés seems to be catching on only very slowly here in Portugal, and never one to be left behind, the Douro’s Dirk Niepoort has made a radical change in his shade of...

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