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Luís Pato Vinhas Velhas 2010

If anyone can take credit for championing the Bairrada region and putting it firmly back on the map it is Luís Pato, and of course his daughter Filipa who has her own range of extremely good wines...

A perfect weekend for wine lovers...

Wine Emotions is getting ready to host two days of wine tastings this weekend.

The events will begin this Saturday at the company’s recently-opened showroom in Lagoa at 4pm, and will...

Wine Emotions – a taste of life

Wine Emotions is a passionate project fuelled by the love that the two business partners in charge share for wine.

Headed by João Marques, formerly the Sommelier at Gordon Ramsay’s famous...

A great but affordable red from one of the top producers

Quinta do Crasto is one of the great Douro producers and if you see a bottle with the word Quinta on the label it will be a great...

An excellent value for money Douro white

One day last week I was chatting with José Avillez, Portugal’s most famous Portuguese chef who won his first Michelin star last year at his Belcanto Restaurant in Lisbon. José was telling me about...

Wine Society members taste Herdade de Portocarro wines

More than 50 Algarve Wine Society members and their guests attended a wine tasting and dinner at Quinta dos Poetas on November 13.

Quinta dos Poetas is a small country hotel located near...

Symington family is Portuguese Wine Producer of the Year

Symington Family Estates, one of the leading producers of premium quality Ports, was awarded the Portuguese Wine Producer of the Year Trophy 2013 at the International Wine & Spirit Competition...

Casa do Valle Grande Escolha

As I write this, I am a little bleary-eyed ... not from too much wine but from lack of sleep, after nights dining at the Vila Joya International Gourmet Festival which finishes on Sunday.

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Altano Tinto Reserva 2009

This wine, from the Douro, is produced by the renowned Symington family at their Quinta da Ataíde estate way up in the Vilariça valley in the Douro Superior towards the Spanish border. Somewhat...

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