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Wine to take centre-stage at Fatacil 2015

Wine will be the main theme of next year’s hugely popular Algarve summer fair, Fatacil, held for the last 35 years in Lagoa.

Organiser Fatasul has announced that the fair's 36th edition...

Sidónio de Sousa Merlot

There are not many Merlot varietals produced in Portugal and most of those on the market come from the Bairrada region.

One of Bairrada’s most venerable producers, Sidónio de Sousa, is...

Fruto Absurdo - Something totally different from the Alentejo

Regular readers of my column may have noticed that only very rarely do I mention Alentejo wines. This is not because I have anything against the region – in fact I would agree with the general...

MR Premium (but very disappointing) Rosé

I’ve been writing this column almost every week for over two years now and I think only once before have I written a negative article about a wine. But as they say, life is too short to drink bad...

Soalheiro Alvarinho 2012 - Docile, and incredibly versatile

From one of the top Alvarinho producers in the Minho comes this unusual and surprisingly versatile wine. This is an ideal sweet wine for people who do not really like sweet wine, a good partner...

Just one of many bargains at the Apolónia wine festival

The Apolónia wine festival is in full swing at the Almancil and Galé supermarkets with some great bargains to be had in all price ranges.

I visited last weekend and stocked up on a few of...

Richard Mayson talk to the Algarve Wine Society at Vila Monte

Presentation || Does altitude have a physical impact on vineyards and the quality of grapes?

With global warming uppermost in the minds of many growers, there is currently a rush for...

Charity wine tasting and dinner to benefit Food Bank

Rotary clubs in the Algarve have supported the Banco Alimentar (Food Bank) with various projects in the past. Funds are once again being raised for this vital association, this time to purchase...

Quinta dos Vales winery in Estômbar has already begun preparations for its 11th Open Door (Porta Aberta) event, which will be taking place on October 5 and will be open to all.

“This event...

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