Category Archives: Portugal

Sandra Tavares: One of Portugal’s Leading Winemakers

We met winemaker Sandra Tavares da Silva a few years ago at Quinta do Vale Dona Maria in the Douro and loved her wines [see the January 2006 issue of the International Wine Review]. This week we once again had … Continue reading

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João Portugal Ramos: A Pioneering Alentejo Winemaker

Five years ago João Portugal Ramos, one of Portugal’s best known winemakers and an avid hunter, invited us to his house near Estremoz for lunch. We must have behaved ourselves because he invited us once again last week, this time … Continue reading

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Food and Wine in the Alentejo: A Maria Restaurant

We don’t usually recommend restaurants, but the restaurant A Maria in the town of Alandroal in Portugal’s Alentejo region is an exception. We had lunch there this week with Hugo Carvalho, Bacalhoa’s winemaker in the Alentejo. He makes Quinta do … Continue reading

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