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It was around 20 years ago when I was first introduced to the wines of Côte-Rôtie from the Northern Rhone, and it was here in Portugal. I was privileged to be a guest at the table of winemaker and...

The small town of Azeitão, located at the foot of the Arrábida hills near Setúbal, is just a short detour off the Lisbon/Algarve motorway, a well-trodden path on Portugal’s wine route.

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The sun was out to greet nearly 60 members and friends of the Algarve Wine Society when they met for their first tasting of 2017. The setting was Restaurant O Alagoas in Santa Bárbara de Nêxe, the...

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Earlier this month I made a visit to one of the Portuguese wineries that has most captured my interest over the last year or so. Last year I wrote about the wines of...

Regular readers of this column may recall an article I wrote in early December about a vertical tasting I attended of Luís Pato wines made from the Baga grape. Aged Baga has become something of a...

David Baverstock, from Herdade do Esporão, explains the tradition of clay-pot winemaking.

I am going to start by saying that writing about a winemaking tradition dating back several...

A book published by Lagoa council has been named Portugal’s ‘Best Wine Book of the Year’ and will now compete for an international title at the Gourmand Awards ceremony, to be held on May 28-29 in...

I was recently challenged by our sister publication, Essential Algarve, to collect my 10 favourite Algarve wines for inclusion in the 100th edition of the magazine which included 10 categories,...

Let me start by making a suggestion of something not to drink. Last week I wrote about some very good Portuguese bubblies and I could have made many more recommendations for non-Champagne...

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