During his brief time in Portugal, Clovis Taittinger spoke exclusively to Essential and weighed in on the last 10 years at the helm of the..
Across the globe there has been a revival of vermouth and its ritual. But what is this drink that, despite being everywhere, seemed to have..
The legendary winemaking region of the Dão is beginning a new chapter, and few tell the story better than the wine estate of Casa da..
Now more than ever, good wine and good architecture go hand in hand. Herdade do Freixo, in the Alentejo, is a project built from the..
G’Vine is a luxury gin that goes against the grain. A mixture of creative mind, marketeer and master distiller, Jean-Sébastien Robicquet is the man behind..
Casa Ferreirinha has just launched the new Barca Velha, the long-awaited Portuguese wine. Made from the 2008 harvest in the Douro Superior region, the predominant..
The Alentejo wine estate Herdade do Esporão recently presented the Murças VV47, its ninth Douro red and the ultimate expression of the terroir at Quinta dos..
On par with Port, Madeira wine is now one of the world’s most recognised wines. Here’s why The island of Madeira is a kind of..
Essential visited Casal de Santa Maria in Colares, Europe’s westernmost vineyard, where a German Baron decided to make wine at the tender age of 96..
Touriga Nacional is rightly considered Portugal’s flagship red grape variety, and it is now generally regarded that Alvarinho makes a worthy partner as the country’s..
The story of the Reynolds family, of a unique terroir, and of the grape variety that earned its wings there to give rise to Mouchão,..
Winemaker Paulo Laureano recently presented a new batch of white wines and a rosé he has produced in two of his favourite terroirs: Bucelas and Vidigueira..
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