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Lagoa announces musical guests for ‘Wine Show’

Portuguese artists including Áurea, Ana Moura and Pedro Abrunhosa have been announced as the musical guests of the ‘Lagoa Wine Show’, designed to promote the borough as a “wine region of...

A Portuguese wine to pair with spicy Thai food

Pairing wine with something as spicy as Thai food is no easy task.

I love Thai - something I often cook at home - and it was the book written by famous Australian chef David Thompson that...

Zest-Books for Life launches Wine tourism guide

Zest-Books for Life has launched the first guide to wine tourism in Portugal (Guia de Enoturismo em Portugal), by journalist and wine critic Maria João de Almeida.

As tourism is one of the...

Bubbles for Valentine’s

Sparkling wines are perhaps the last wines to see a revolution of quality in Portugal. Traditionally made in Bairrada and the Távora-Varosa region (south of Douro and north of Dão), they have...

Wine tasting dinner in the far eastern Algarve

The Algarve Wine Society’s 2015 programme of events took off to a flying start last week when 62 members from no less than nine European nations took to the east to enjoy a one-night break at the...

An interesting project from Bairrada

I picked up this wine at my local Intermarché supermarket, thinking it was a Dão for some reason - maybe because it was placed next to the Dão wines on the shelf or perhaps due to the shape of the...

Wine Academy at Conrad Algarve

The next class in the “Wine Academy at Conrad Algarve” series is taking place on February 12 at the Quinta do Lago hotel.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the artistry of...

Maria de Lourdes - A premium white from Douro

There are some good bargains to be had at Apolónia Supermarket’s Stock-off sale that runs until the end of this month, and a few of them are to be found in the wine section.

Usually priced...

Essence of Alentejo

This wine is the little brother of Mouchão, one of the Alentejo’s finest wines located in the cooler northern reaches of the region near Portalegre.

Whilst Mouchão itself, produced only in...

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