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A coachload of 50 Algarve Wine Society (AWS) members recently headed north to Vidigueira and the Ribafreixo estate, which has been producing wine for the last decade.

In 2012, founders...

My visit to London last weekend coincided unexpectedly with the opening day of IFE – The International Food and Drink Event at London Excel. So instead of writing my usual weekly wine column, I...

I had not even heard of this producer until I noticed a small collection of their reds on the shelf of the Alentejo reds section in Apolónia last week.

Not being a great fan of the...

When we think of high quality vinho verde these days, we tend to focus on the Alvarinho grape, but the Loureiro variety is every bit as important to the Vinho Verde region, especially when making...

A contest to elect the Algarve’s top wines will take place at the São José Convent in Lagoa on Sunday, March 19.

A jury of specialists from Portugal’s Sommelier Association (AEP) will blind...

Just what is available for wine lovers in the sky these days with BA?

Over the last few years I have become a pretty local BA customer. I often ask myself why, as the overall quality does...

More Portuguese Pinot

Here we have another Portuguese Pinot, a grape that I am passionate about. If I could afford to drink good red Burgundy every day I would probably drink little else,...

Something special for a winter evening

Many of us will have started the year by cutting back on our drinking. I certainly have. But allowing myself just a few drinking days a week has...

If I had tasted this wine blind I would not have identified it as the typical white Alentejo variety Antão Vaz, or indeed as an Alentejo wine. But this is a wine from the upper Alentejo region, in...

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