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Portuguese Wines

We were delighted that Wines of Portugal recognised our love affair with Portuguese wine, when they named us Best Independent Chain earlier this year. We take no small interest in Portugal and are pretty damn excited as we believe that, like fans crammed into The Cavern Club to hear The Beatles or the first person to put sea salt in caramel, we are about to watch something explode in a big way. Why so? Portuguese vintners have been quietly working away at what they do best – wine made from unique, local grape varieties that tastes unlike pretty much anything else on the market – for a long time. Which is wonderful, as they have really honed the art over the last 4,000-odd years. Lately, we’ve seen more exciting producers pop up than we’ve had hot meals, and we’ve been adding our favourites to our ever-expanding Portuguese range.

We are glad to say that we think there’ll be a lot more people banging the drum for Portugal now, as it has invested heavily in its wine export industry. Producers used to concentrate on exporting Port, keeping their wine for their home market, but they are now on an export drive. They are jazzing up their labels; including more product information; there is even talk of anglicising grape names; and this year’s Portuguese Wine Fair was veritably buzzing.

But enough PR: let’s get down to the wine. Its closest equivalent, by way of a reference point, would be Spain or Italy. It has the rustic qualities of the former, with the food-friendliness of the latter. Word on the street is that Vinho Verde is reinventing itself and you can now find some seriously, er, serious wines from this northern Portuguese region. Ana, our Buyer, reckons the more southerly Alentejo is the region-to-watch for top value. You heard it here first…

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  • Cigarra Portuguese Red Wine Portugal

    Cigarra Red 2013

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  • Cigarra Rosé Wine Portugal

    Cigarra Rosé 2014

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  • Cigarra Shiraz Tinta Barroca Portuguese Red Wine

    Cigarra Shiraz Tinta Barroca 2012

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  • Cigarra White Wine Portugal Arinto

    Cigarra White 2014

    £7.00

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  • Cortes de Cima Red Wine Portugal

    Cortes de Cima 2012

    £13.75

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  • Duas Quintas Portuguese Red

    Duas Quintas 2014

    £13.50

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  • FP Branco by Filipa Pato Portuguese Wine

    FP Branco by Filipa Pato 2015

    £13.00

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  • Manz Dona Fátima Jampal Portuguese White Wine

    Manz Dona Fátima Jampal 2014

    £16.50

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  • Manz Platonico

    Manz Platónico 2012

    £11.00

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  • Muros Antigos Vinho Verde Escolha Portugal Wine

    Muros Antigos Vinho Verde Escolha 2015

    £10.75

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  • Paseo Red Portugal Red Wine

    Paseo Red 2013

    £6.00

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  • Paseo White 2014 White Wine Lisboa Portugal

    Paseo White 2015

    £6.00

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  • Pluma Doc Vinho Verde Portuguese White Wine

    Pluma Doc Vinho Verde 2015

    £7.50

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  • Portal da Aguia Branco Portugal

    Portal da Aguia Branco white 2015

    £8.25

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  • Portal da Águia Tinto Red Wine Portugal

    Portal da Águia Tinto 2011

    £8.25

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  • Quinta das Setencostas Portugal Wine

    Quinta das Setencostas 2013

    £10.00

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  • Quinta de Bons Ventos 2013 Portuguese Red Wine Magnum

    Quinta de Bons Ventos - Magnum 2013

    £15.00

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  • Quinta de Bons Ventos Red Wine Portugal

    Quinta de Bons Ventos 2014

    £7.25

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  • Quinta de la Rosa 'Dourosa Tinto' 2013

    Quinta de la Rosa 'Dourosa Tinto' 2015

    £13.75

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  • Quinta dos Roques Red Wine Portugal

    Quinta dos Roques 2013

    £14.00

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