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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...

Portugal comes fourth in world wine rankings

Portuguese wines are riding high this year after Wine Enthusiast, a prestigious American magazine, has featured several of them in their “Top 100 Best Buy” category and no less than nine in their...

Exports of Portuguese wine to China have almost trebled in the last three years - and the trend is set to continue. Only last year, Chinese customs reported a healthy €12...

By James Johnson features@algarveresident.com

Whilst the Algarve Resident’s usual wine...

One highlight followed another during the Algarve Wine Society’s recent trip to the Douro Valley. The tour was devised and led by professional wine educator, Stephen...

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