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I have been reading up on sulphites in wine and happened to stumble across this bottle of supposedly SO2 free wine at Apolónia (€15.95). What grabbed my attention was the use of the word “free”,...

Ready or not?

A couple of weeks ago, the highly-respected UK wine writer and Master of Wine Jancis Robinson dedicated her FT Weekend column to the subject of approachability of premium reds...

The Colares sub-region, now part of the Lisbon wine region, has long been known for the quality of its wines. Located close to the ocean on the western slopes of the Sintra hills and stating on...

With Alvarinho so much in vogue these days as a varietal, the other noble grape of the Vinho Verde region, Loureiro, gets little attention.

Loureiro could be considered the backbone of...

Alicante Bouschet 2013

Last year I wrote about the red Reserva from this producer – a blend of Alicante Bouschet, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon – and was impressed by the quality and value...

A new brand of wines entitled Herdade Barranco do Vale will be launched at Casa Museu João de Deus in São Bartolomeu de Messines on Saturday, July 21 at 7pm. Five wines (four reds and one rosé)...

Rosé time

It’s that time of year again, and finally the hot weather has arrived. There comes a time each summer when I am visited by a rosé-loving friend and whilst we enjoy many a bottle...

Algarve wine just keeps on getting better and here we have another new launch from one of the top producers in the region that further demonstrates how well suited our stretch of coastline is to...

The number of wine events in the Algarve is growing with a new three-day wine show, ‘Tavira, Os Dias do Vinho’, taking place in the Eastern Algarve town between July 13 and 15.

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