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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...

Portuguese wine show returns to Albufeira

Wine lovers are invited for the 6th Portuguese Wine Show, which will take place from May 17 to 19 at the EMA – the Espaço Multiusos de Albufeira exhibition hall.

Organised by Confraria do...

Filipa Pato Baga

The humble and thick-skinned Baga grape, the backbone of Mateus Rosé and the predominant red grape of the Bairrada region, was traditionally a high-yield variety for low quality winemaking.

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The prices of wine at restaurants is a subject of hot debate: just how much can be justified as a mark-up on a product that a restaurant simply pores from a bottle into a glass?

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