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A love affair, laced with alcohol

It’s a different way of staying friends … Germany has strengthened ties with Portugal by producing its Gin Sul, a heady mixture of Portuguese zests (especially a type of rock rose found only on...

Highest scores for 2011 vintage Port

American magazine Wine Spectator organised a special tasting of Port wines to include in its February edition, and the scores the varieties received are off-the-chart.
Although none of the...

Duorum Colheita 2011

This is a mid-range Douro red with quite some pedigree behind it. Launched in 2007, Duorum is a joint venture between José Soares Franco, one of Portugal’s foremost oenologists of Barca Velha fame...

Wine tasting and dinner at Penina Hotel

An evening of delicious food and wine combined masterfully is promised at the next Penina Hotel & Golf Resort’s wine and food pairing event, to take place at its prestigious Le Grill...

Filipa Pato Baga & Touriga Nacional

Bairrada winemaker Filipa Pato is well known for her “ensaios” (experiments), breaking the mould with different blends. As I’ve said in this column in the past, I’m a great fan of her wines and...

The Algarve Wine Society started the new year with a new style of tasting at the Leiken pop-up kitchen, situated on the EN125 near Quatro Estradas, Almancil.

Fine Dining in Style has...

It always brings a smile to my face when I see a good business idea that has been well-executed bear fruit. Opening a new bar or restaurant these days in a place like Carvoeiro takes courage; what...

Quinta de Chocapalha

Chardonnay 2011

The Lisbon wine producing region, to the north of the capital, as I have said in this column more than once before, is one of the most exciting in the country these days....

Defining Portuguese aguardente

I was prompted to write this article because of something I had read about a vine pull programme and potential lack of grapes for the production of wine for distillation in the region of Lourinhã...

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