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On the back of a trip to Porto last week, I decided to revisit the Douro valley after an absence of many years. Living here in the Algarve, it is all too easy to forget that we have one of the...

Monte do Além is a small Belgian-owned winery located near Odiáxere in the west Algarve. Until just last week I had not yet tried any of their wines but after hearing a few good reports, not only...

In a bid to show French people that “Portuguese wines are among the best in the world”, a new wine show entitled ‘Le Salon du Vin Portugais’ will be held in Paris, France next weekend (June 4-6...

Somehow this story, when it first broke back in July last year, slipped under my radar unnoticed. This may be because I do not often watch English TV, although I have occasionally watched and...

Great value from the Lisbon region

Next week I will be back to an Algarve wine but for now I’m returning to what is arguably the most exciting of the up-and-coming wine regions in Portugal...

Over the following months, I will be dedicating my column on a more regular basis to Algarve wines. What we are seeing in the region really is quite impressive both in terms of overall quality and...

Nymphomania has a whole new meaning, with sufferers satisfying an entirely different appetite. Just one taste of the “Nymphs” (white, red, rosé or sparkling), from João Matos Barbosa’s Ninfa range...

I’ve been doing a little digging of late to try and get to grips with what actually goes on behind the scenes in the production of cheap and mass produced wine. Some of it is quite alarming and...

Albufeira’s popular ‘Portuguese Wine Show’ is returning for its eighth edition this weekend (May 6-9).

Organised by Confraria do Bacchus de Albufeira, the event promises “1,000 of the best...

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