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Garrus “World’s best rosé”

I was invited to a small tasting session recently at Bistro 84 in Almancil to try what is almost definitely the most expensive and arguably (to quote Jancis Robinson) the best rosé wine in the...

João Clara Negra Mole

An Algarvean answer to Burgundy

No matter how adventurous the Algarve’s winemakers get, I doubt they will ever go as far as planting Pinot Noir – that most difficult of grapes to grow that...

Executive Chef Bernard Lussiana is a highly experienced and published chef from Burgundy who was tasked many moons ago to prepare Queen Elizabeth II’s state banquet during her visit to Warsaw. So...

The setting is Conrad Algarve’s Gusto Restaurant, and creating the menu is 3-star Michelin chef Heinz Beck and local business Prime Wine. The Algarve Resident, sister publication Essential Algarve...

I was reluctant to try this wine for no other reason than that a quick read of the rear label on the bottle revealed it had been fermented in new French oak casks.

I love the Alvarinho...

Wine workshop and dinner at Casa Rei das Praias

Food and wine lovers are in for a treat on February 21 at Ferragudo’s Casa Rei das Praias Guesthouse, with the hosting of a special workshop with Dona Maria winemaker Júlio Bastos at 6pm, followed...

Red tape threatens Monchique's ‘melosa’

It's another case of tradition tied-up by red tape, and it is threatening the livelihoods of Monchique's small distilleries - not to mention "the sustainability of the whole mountain region"....

Esporão AB (Alicante Bouschet)

Something special from the red hearted grape for Valentine’s Day

Traditionally used in the Alentejo as a blending grape to add depth of flavour and colour, the Alicante Bouschet grape has...

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...

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