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My dear friend James Johnson, who has stood in for me writing this column for the last three weeks whilst I was travelling, beat me to the mark writing about the new Dão wine from Niepoort last...

Niepoort Dão 2012

This name and label leave you in little doubt about its provenance! This wine is, in fact, made at the Quinta de Baixo in Cantanhede, which has fairly recently become part of the expanding...

Wine talk - Maçanita

A week or two ago Patrick made the point, when he was describing Manoella, of referring to how important the winemaker’s heritage is.

This Tinto from the Douro is another example. The...

A group of Algarve Wine Society (AWS) members enjoyed an unusual and exciting wine tasting trip to Sicily in October. Travelling independently, 16 members of the Society met in Catania for a week...

Wine Talk - CARM

Patrick claims he deserves a holiday. Well, who am I to disagree? So here I am, standing in again for a couple of weeks or so.

White wines in Portugal have improved beyond measure over the...

Douro with pedigree

Pedigree is not something hard to find in Douro winemaking. This is, after all, the terroir of the great Port wine dynasties, the most highly respected red wines in the country. But the great...

Lisbon’s WineMarket 2014

Wine lovers have a good reason to plan a weekend break in Lisbon next month as the capital prepares to hold the Adegga WineMarket 2014, attended by some of the best wine producers in Portugal....

Wine pairing evening at A Casa do Avô in Vale de Parra

Restaurant A Casa do Avô in Vale de Parra, Guia, is holding a wine pairing event on November 21 at 8pm. A bilingual Sommelier from Cais da Ribeira winery will be describing the wines that will be...

Discover Portuguese wines

“Wine Academy at Conrad Algarve” is a new initiative by the Quinta do Lago-based hotel designed for those who “truly savour the artistry of Portuguese wines”.

The academy consists of 90-...

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