Best Places for Spending the New Year's Eve in Portugal

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 14-Oct-2016 18:30:00

At this point you are thinking "New Year's Eve? But I still want to enjoy the last days of sun". But remember that one time when you wanted to have an unforgettable New Year's Eve but didn't book anything until late December, when everything was already booked or with very high prices?

To avoid the stress of a last minute New Year's Eve booking, our advice is: plan ahead. Despite being a small country, Portugal offers a wide variety of regions and environments for every taste, from a relaxed celebration at Alentejo or Douro, party in the big cities like Lisbon, Porto and Funchal or even a New Year's Eve at the beach in Algarve. 

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Wine & Architecture - The Most Modern Wineries in Portugal

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 11-Nov-2015 11:15:00

When it comes to wine tasting you will have to agree with this: the whole experience includes much more than the tasting itself, right? Otherwise it would be like tasting wine at home. The surroundings, the history of the wine, the people we are with, the architecture of the winery... all of these factors play an important role in the feeling that you get from the experience and how you will remember it later.

Even though Portugal has the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and has been producing and exporting wine for centuries, there are a few wineries and producers who, besides the undeniable quality of their wines, also invested in designing and creating modern wineries of great architectural value.

For the wine and architecture enthusiasts, here are a few examples of the most modern and beautifully designed wineries in Portugal.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Porto

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 04-Nov-2015 11:15:00

Porto is welcoming more and more tourists every year and being mentioned in some of the most awarded magazines as a must-visit city for 2016.

The city, not being a large one, has it all: a beautiful downtown, a colourful and traditional riverside, great beaches, culturally rich monuments, churches and museums and beautiful parks to walk around or have a picnic. 

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Carmo's Boutique Hotel, an Authentic Experience by Nelson Carvalheiro

Posted by Nelson Carvalheiro on 13-Oct-2015 16:20:00

Carmo’s Boutique Hotel is located in a very rural area of northern Portugal, 5 km from Ponte de Lima. The warm hospitality of the people in this region is well known and their "back to Portuguese roots" way of welcoming guests is something I’ve always appreciated. The hotel was nominated in 2013 by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best new hotels in the world. With all this in mind I gladly spent a sunny weekend at the end of winter at Carmos Boutique Hotel.

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Interview With Wine Tourism Manager at Monte da Ravasqueira

Posted by Wine Tourism in Portugal on 07-Oct-2015 11:48:17

Connected to José de Mello's family for several generations, Monte da Ravasqueira is located in Arraiolos, one hour away from Lisbon, and covers a vast area of the ​​typical Alentejo landscape.

We talked with Mario Gonzaga, the wine tourism manager at Monte da Ravasqueira, who shared with us some of his experience at the estate and a little bit of the culture and history of the Ravasqueira wines.

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Best Places for a Fall Getaway in Portugal

Posted by Rita Saraiva on 23-Sep-2015 11:23:00

All seasons can be considered romantic or charmimg. Spring brings the colourful flowers and the first meals in the terrace, Summer means a cold glass of white wine in our hand in a warm night, Winter means the coziness of a blanket or a glass of red by the fireplace. What about the Autumn? Autumn in Portugal can be considered the perfect season for an off-season getaway.

The weather in Portugal is still warm and mostly dry during the Fall, the colours are amazing and you can not only enjoy the company of a white wine during the day, paired with the great Portuguese flavous, but also share a glass of red in the evening, in a comfortable hotel room or in one of the best restaurants in Portugal.

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