New openings/new finds in Lisbon

Spectacular view over Lisbon from the 5th floor terrace of the Bahr's bar and restaurant with the April 25th Bridge lit up BAHR: two glasses of Filipa Pato's Espumante Blanc de Blancs New restaurants and bars in Lisbon continue to open with bewildering rapidity. The city has changed dramatically over the past five years or …

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Important announcement: Moët-Hennessy going herbicide free

March time in Touraine – widespread and distressingly indiscriminate use of weedkiller   Today is apparently International Wine Day*, so I am delighted to post some very good news about sustainable viticulture that Moët-Hennessy will cease to use weedkillers in their wine division vineyards from the end of this year. Furthermore this ban will be …

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Naturally RAW + a few Lisbon recommendations

RAW Wine London: March 10th -11th   From the website: 'Meet the growers & makers. Join us for a two-day celebration of some of the best wine talent in the world. Featuring over 150 growers, RAW WINE is one of the most exciting collections of fine, natural, organic and biodynamic wine artisans to come together …

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Portugal: Adegga Wine Market 2018 etc.

Increasingly I think if I wasn't trying to cover Loire wines in some detail I would look to explore and write more about Portuguese wines. There is an excitement and energy here in Portugal with many wines offering great value and quality and lots of new projects going on.   The striking view from Saturday's …

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Various from Portugal & France

This week I present for your delectation a small collection of info bites – tapas or petiscos perhaps? Portugal Adegga Wine Market on Saturday 1st December 2018 – a date for your diary This year the winter Adegga Wine Market has a new venue at Armazém 16, Marvila, Lisboa with 70 Produtores Adegga, 500 Vinhos, 5 Chefs, …

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Lisbon’s new gastronomic festival: Adegga’s new Food & Wine Festival: June 30th – July 1st 2018

Edward VII Park in the centre of Lisbon  The restored Pavilion Carlos Lopez is just off to the left  It is good news that Adegga will be holding a two day Food and Wine festival in the centre of Lisbon on Saturday June 30th and Sunday 1st July 2018. Adegga is well known for running …

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Adegga Wine Market 1st December Lisbon – tasting wines from Casa de Mouraz

 2015 António, Loureiro, Vinho Verde,  Lopes Ribeiro, Casa de Mouraz The latest edition of the Adegga Wine Market was held on Friday 1st December at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel. Once again it appeared to be a great success. I started off in the Premium Room where there was a opportunity to taste just under 60 …

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