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The Algarve may soon boast a new generation of wine producers, as a new viticulture and oenology vocational course has been officially presented by Lagoa’s Escola Secundária Padre António Martins...

I say fascinating as I was quite literally fascinated when last week I tried this white wine from Pico Island in the Azores.

I found the wine at Apolónia, a new arrival just in last week,...

Fotos na pasta Algarve Wine Society
• P1030079#1 – Wine Society members Wendy Harnett and Anthony Pattison (usa esta no jornal)
• P1030081#2 – Jürgen & Isabella...

Beer may be the star at the first Algarve Beer Fest, but food will also be an important part of the event, even if only to keep the drinking under control! The Beer Fest will take place at...

Sharish Gin - A premium from the Alentejo

I’m replacing my usual wine column this week with an impressive gin made here in Portugal.

Gin is in – in a big way – and what less than a decade ago was considered anything but trendy has...

Casal Figueira - António 2012

The story of this small producer seems to have passed me by and I only discovered the wine of Casal Figueira last week. This is not something you will find in the supermarkets but only in...

Cortes de Cima - Sauvignon Blanc 2013

When I first tried this Sauvignon Blanc from the Cortes de Cima I was a little disappointed. It was the 2011 vintage, the first Sauvignon Blanc varietal they produced, and although a fair quality...

The Royal British Club Algarve’s second event took place last week in the delightful grounds of Quinta dos Vales and was sponsored by Blevins Franks, a leading European financial advice group....

Wine: Quinta de Saes

The long overdue trend of Portuguese winemakers moving away from oaking (and in too many cases over-oaking) their whites unnecessarily continues apace. The Encruzado grape is the backbone of all...

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