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The Algarve Wine Society’s annual gourmet dinner took place on April 16 at Almancil’s well-known Florian Restaurant, where for the past decade chef Piet Warink, assisted by front of house Karin...

The last couple of months have seen a busy schedule of wine tasting events here in the Algarve, organised in preparation for the tourist season and targeted mostly at local restaurateurs.

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I seem to be on a bit of Dão run at the moment, the region that is still most undeservedly out of fashion but keeps surprising me with genuinely interesting wines.

Searching the shelves in...

It’s not often that I write about wines priced lower than €5; the reason being that although there are many perfectly palatable wines here in Portugal in the lower price range, they are mostly not...

A group of Algarve Wine Society (AWS) members and guests enjoyed a day out in the rural Algarve countryside on Tuesday March 25.

Sixty members and their guests met at Restaurant Ribalta, a...

Battle of the wine worlds

Wine loving guests at Sunday’s ‘Wining Around the World’ dinner at Conrad Algarve’s Gusto Restaurant are in for a treat. I recently attended a lunch with the team behind the event when we fine...

Quinta dos Carvalhais

Colheita 2010

Outstanding value for money from the Dão

When searching for a wine to write about each week, I tend to be on the lookout for something new or at least something...

Wine was top of the list of new products announced by the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) at last week’s Lisbon Tourism Fair (BTL).

The eagerly anticipated launch of the Rota dos Vinhos do...

As the European Parliament votes on such vital issues as the requirement for a universal phone charger, news comes that the word “Sangria” is now to be restricted to Portugal and Spain. The...

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