An insightful account of events and people who have shaped the history of Port wine When it comes to making fine wine, geography is viticulture’s..
Essential spoke to some of the country’s top players in a traditionally male-dominated profession In 2020, one of Portugal’s most accomplished wine producers told me,..
James Mayor from Grape Discoveries speaks to Adrian Bridge about the launch of a unique tourism project dedicated to the world of Portuguese wine The..
Four wines produced with Algarve’s native grape, the region’s treasure
The resurrection of the Algarve’s native grape variety, our regional treasure Let’s turn back the clock 30 years or so and look at what the..
Essential looks into this growing trend Most people paying good money to drink a bottle of Champagne would be surprised to learn that any wine..
James Mayor interviews winemaker Jorge Moreira from Quinta de la Rosa In a region where winemaking is often a family tradition, Jorge Moreira is an..
Howard’s Folly: The Herdade do Esporão winemaker unveils his new project
The Howard’s Folly wine project started some 10 years ago when Howard Bilton, a successful English financial entrepreneur based in Hong Kong, and I met..
I would really like to believe in the concept of minerality, which is a term under threat, a victim of its own popularity. I like..
Wine designs: How wine storage became an important design statement
From kitchens to cellars and integrated living spaces, wine storage has evolved from the traditional wine cellar There will always be a place for 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..
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..