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A top-flight Alvarinho

Around now is the time when we are starting to think of some special wines for the Christmas table or perhaps a gift for a wine-loving friend. Anselmo Mendes is today...

Here is another take on the Algarve’s most traditional grape variety. I was a bit dubious when I saw this on the shelf at my local Intermarché (€10.61), considering that it is from the 2016...

A great varietal from a great vintage

Anyone who loves Douro wine, Port included, knows that 2011 was a very special vintage. It is getting harder and harder to find 2011 Douro’s on the...

Algarve-based company Wine Emotions is hosting its annual Christmas fair on Saturday, December 9.

It will be held at the company’s showroom in Mexilhoeira da Carregação, Lagoa, giving...

A Baga bargain

I was browsing the wine shelves last weekend at my local Jumbo supermarket where I have often stumbled across some interesting bargains.

My love of the Baga grape and...

There seems to be no stopping Soalheiro when it comes to creating different wines from the Alvarinho grape up in the Minho region. It was not so long ago that their portfolio featured just their...

More from the other Alentejo

When I say ‘the other Alentejo’, I am talking here about the hilly north of the region, the Serra de São Mamede, close to the city of Portalegre. I could also...

Who said they don’t like Chardonnay?

I have something of a love-hate relationship with the Chardonnay grape. Quite simply, I hate bad Chardonnay more than pretty much any white plonk out...

An authentic and modern Douro white.

The Passadouro winery is located in the upper reaches of the Douro valley, not far from the Spanish border with vineyards at relatively high altitude (...

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