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A sophisticated Douro white from the Dão Encruzado grape

Finding a different Portuguese wine to write about every week can be a challenge for me sometimes. I started writing this weekly...

What’s green and red with a little bit of white in it?

No, this is not one those old school jokes but rather a serious wine from one of the Minho region’s top producers.

This is...

A great value-for-money Alentejo white.

I’m not a great fan of Alentejo whites, save a few very special exceptions. I generally find that the alcohol comes to the front too much for my...

The rosé wine revolution is continuing apace and this summer sees more space than ever on the shelves of supermarkets stacked up with various shades of pale salmon pink bottles. In fact, it is now...

What we have here is a superior offering from a major brand – a bit like those airlines that offer a class between business and economy with wide seats, more legroom and a few additional frills....

When thinking of bottle-aged whites, the first wine to jump to mind would of course be good Riesling or a top shelf white Burgundy perhaps. But here in Portugal most whites are drunk young and...

Starting tomorrow (July 22) and running until Sunday, Portimão’s best wines will be on display at the town’s annual wine tasting event.

Held at Praia da Rocha’s Santa Catarina fortress, the...

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to have the chance to join a group of fellow oenophiles and visit some of the greatest Bordeaux wine houses.

It was a pretty intense schedule and I...

If anyone asks me what is my favourite Portuguese white grape variety, the answer is always Alvarinho. Another question I am often asked is what is my favourite Portuguese white wine and again the...

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