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Wine loving guests at Sunday’s ‘Wining Around the World’ dinner at Conrad Algarve’s Gusto Restaurant are in for a treat. I recently attended a lunch with the team behind the event when we fine...

Quinta dos Carvalhais

Colheita 2010

Outstanding value for money from the Dão

When searching for a wine to write about each week, I tend to be on the lookout for something new or at least something...

Wine was top of the list of new products announced by the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) at last week’s Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL).

The eagerly anticipated launch of the Rota dos Vinhos do...

As the European Parliament votes on such vital issues as the requirement for a universal phone charger, news comes that the word “Sangria” is now to be restricted to Portugal and Spain. The...

A returned Portuguese expat from South Africa has produced Portugal’s first ever Chenin Blanc. Attractively priced at just €5.79 in Apolónia, this is a good dry white for the money, made with the...

The Top 10 Portuguese wines were chosen recently by a jury of international wine specialists during a gala dinner in Porto.

According to organisers Wine - A Essência do Vinho magazine, this...

Quinta dos Vales winery in Estombar is holding its 10th Open Door event on April 6. As always, the event is open to all and entry is free.

During the event, the new Marquês dos Vales white...

Garrus “World’s best rosé”

I was invited to a small tasting session recently at Bistro 84 in Almancil to try what is almost definitely the most expensive and arguably (to quote Jancis Robinson) the best rosé wine in the...

João Clara Negra Mole

An Algarvean answer to Burgundy

No matter how adventurous the Algarve’s winemakers get, I doubt they will ever go as far as planting Pinot Noir – that most difficult of grapes to grow that...

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