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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...

A returned Portuguese expat from South Africa has produced Portugal’s first ever Chenin Blanc. Attractively priced at just €5.79 in Apolónia, this is a good dry white for the money, made with the...

The Top 10 Portuguese wines were chosen recently by a jury of international wine specialists during a gala dinner in Porto.

According to organisers Wine - A Essência do Vinho magazine, this...

Quinta dos Vales winery in Estombar is holding its 10th Open Door event on April 6. As always, the event is open to all and entry is free.

During the event, the new Marquês dos Vales white...

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...

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