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The Apolónia Wine Festival is in full swing and whilst many readers, I am sure, will be bagging bargains on everyday wines, this event truly come into its own as an opportunity to try some of the...

I wonder what percentage of wine lovers who live here in the Algarve drink locally-produced Algarve wine on a regular basis? I’m not just talking about us foreigners, but local algarvios too. The...

We may now be in September but, as I write this, it is still a toasty 32°C outside and thoughts are still with wines that can be enjoyed in this heat. This light and fruity white is is a perfect...

A sophisticated Douro white from the Dão Encruzado grape

Finding a different Portuguese wine to write about every week can be a challenge for me sometimes. I started writing this weekly...

What’s green and red with a little bit of white in it?

No, this is not one those old school jokes but rather a serious wine from one of the Minho region’s top producers.

This is...

A great value-for-money Alentejo white.

I’m not a great fan of Alentejo whites, save a few very special exceptions. I generally find that the alcohol comes to the front too much for my...

The rosé wine revolution is continuing apace and this summer sees more space than ever on the shelves of supermarkets stacked up with various shades of pale salmon pink bottles. In fact, it is now...

What we have here is a superior offering from a major brand – a bit like those airlines that offer a class between business and economy with wide seats, more legroom and a few additional frills....

When thinking of bottle-aged whites, the first wine to jump to mind would of course be good Riesling or a top shelf white Burgundy perhaps. But here in Portugal most whites are drunk young and...

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