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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...

Randomly selecting a bootle of wine off the shelf from a producer you have never heard of is a hit and miss business. I noticed this Bairrada red on the shelf at Apolónia last weekend and was...

Wine talk - Colinas Reserva 2008

From Bairrada to the world

Randomly selecting a bootle of wine off the shelf from a producer you have never heard of is a hit and miss business. I noticed this Bairrada red on the shelf at...

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