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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...

I wrote an article on this subject in 2015, perhaps a little tongue in cheek, as we were in the early stages of developing our project here at Esporão and I was still coming to terms with the...

It was around 20 years ago when I was first introduced to the wines of Côte-Rôtie from the Northern Rhone, and it was here in Portugal. I was privileged to be a guest at the table of winemaker and...

The small town of Azeitão, located at the foot of the Arrábida hills near Setúbal, is just a short detour off the Lisbon/Algarve motorway, a well-trodden path on Portugal’s wine route.

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The sun was out to greet nearly 60 members and friends of the Algarve Wine Society when they met for their first tasting of 2017. The setting was Restaurant O Alagoas in Santa Bárbara de Nêxe, the...

A producer to watch

Earlier this month I made a visit to one of the Portuguese wineries that has most captured my interest over the last year or so. Last year I wrote about the wines of...

Regular readers of this column may recall an article I wrote in early December about a vertical tasting I attended of Luís Pato wines made from the Baga grape. Aged Baga has become something of a...

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