I’ve long been a fan of Amantis red, a blend of Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Touriga Nacional. It is a red I often..
Port and beyond: Essential Guide to Portugal’s reigning fortified wine
A toast to the notable, the up-and-coming and the almost forgotten Rich, unctuous and warming, fortified wines are the perfect pour at this time of..
I never thought I would see the day when I dedicate this column to an alcohol-free wine, but over Christmas I was sent a bottle..
Unveiling some of the best Portuguese wines: the M.O.B label Any wine with the letters M.O.B. on the label is good, and some are excellent...
The best Portuguese wines to discover and enjoy, carefully selected by wine critic and journalist Maria João de Almeida Penned by journalist and wine critic..
Portuguese Wine Review: Baías e Enseadas, the authentic Portuguese grapes
Wine Review: Baías e Enseadas – Wines with attitude Baías e Enseadas wine is a new label at Apolónia supermarket and there are two varietal..
Essential spoke with Beatriz Machado, the new marketing and tourism director at Niepoort Vinhos The Niepoort brand is at the centre of Portugal’s push for..
Admirers of Portuguese wines have the perfect excuse to pull a cork Richard Mayson’s information-packed new book The Wines of Portugal brings us up to..
Roll over Provence, says Patrick Stuart. Algarve rosés are what we should all be drinking this summer At chic beach bars and gatherings by the pools..
This wine, one of a selection of very good Portuguese wines enjoyed with my Christmas dinner last week, was unexpectedly the one that most impressed..
The last time I wrote about the Sauvignon Blanc from Quinta de Cidró I did not give it a very positive review. This was a..
Dão winemaker Carlos Lucas makes some very interesting wines, mostly under the Ribeiro Santo label. One of his most unusual is called ET, with an..
It’s not often that I am truly impressed with a red wine costing less than €10 retail price. But whilst shopping at the Auchan supermarket..
Phaunus Pet Nat Rosé (Pet Nat means natural sparking) is indeed one very natural sparkling wine. It is produced by Aphros Wines of the Minho..
Last Sunday I found myself in the newly-rebranded Auchan supermarket of the Aqua Portimão shopping centre. Not much has changed apart from the name (it..