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Just last year there was an article that appeared in this newspaper about orange wine; in that case a kind of wine made from local oranges here in the Algarve. But the term orange wine actually...

The rebel does it again

Having written over 200 of these weekly wine columns for the Algarve Resident since I started in 2012, I’m sure that my favourite Portuguese winemaker, Luís Pato...

There was a full house at Pimenta Preta restaurant in Carvoeiro last Friday night, mostly due to a large group of Swedish residents at whose request the restaurant’s owner Nuno Diogo (also of...

This label and most attractively-shaped bottle is a fairly recent arrival to the market. I first saw it on sale here in the Algarve last year and tried the non-reserva white at a local restaurant...

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...

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