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I first discovered the “Titular” wine label from Dão back in 2016 when I wrote here about their varietal made from the Jaen grape. I was impressed, and this week I was impressed again when trying...

This is – please correct me if I am wrong – Portugal’s most expensive Pinot Noir with a rather hefty price tag of €39.95 (Apolónia), which is enough money to buy a fairly decent bottle of Burgundy...

The Apolónia wine fair is on again and, as always, there are a few great bargains to be bagged, chief among is one of my all-time favourite Portuguese white wines, Quinta da Pedra Alvarinho,...

I wish more white wines were made like this, and I am not referring to the fact that this wine is organic and/or vegan. What made this relatively new arrival on the shelves at Apolónia catch my...

Go compare!

I have sometimes been criticised by readers of this column both for focusing most of the time only on wines in the mid to high price range and for using Apolónia supermarkets as...

A classy white from Dão

Wine production in the Dão region has undergone profound changes over recent years and it is the new wave of producers who are really asserting the identity of the...

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...

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