Quinta Mendes Pereira: likely my best visit in Dão, with an outstanding 2004 Garrafeira.
QuintadasMarias: exciting Swiss-owned Dão wines including a brilliant 100% Alfrocheiro.
In Dão: a hectic day with winemaker António Narciso visiting no fewer than 7 estates.
Water & granite: first day of visits in Dão, an exciting wine region in Portugal.
Herdade da Comporta: 12 km of impeccable sandy beaches and some nice wines in Portugal’s Alentejo:
Two excellent, distinctive Alentejo reds: Arundel and Monte dos Cabaços.
Alentejo wines tasting in Lisbon: my top picks from this exciting wine region.
The only tea produced in Europe comes from Portugal’s Azores islands. I taste the green and black teas of the leading tea estate here, Gorreana.
Blogging from the Douro valley, part 6. My favourite red Douro wine has long been Quinta do Vale Dona Maria, and I visit the winery to find out why it’s so good. The answer?
Blogging from the Douro valley, part 5. I stay at the 18th-century Quinta do Vallado where owner Francisco Ferreira and winemaker Xito Olazabal have been making qualitative leaps and bounds.