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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…

  • Casa Santos Lima Espumante Brut 2013

    £12.50

    £12.50

    A Champagne method sparkling wine busting with the flavours of soft brioche and citrus fruits.
    Champagne taste at only £12.50
  • Monte Das Promessas 2014

    £8.50

    £8.50

    A fruity, elegant and well balanced wine from the producers of our best selling Quinta Bon Ventos.
    An absolute bargain at only £8.50

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  • Cigarra Portuguese Red Wine Portugal

    Cigarra Red 2015

    £7.00

    £7.00

    Portuguese wines are increasing in popularity and, going by this example, it's little wonder. Offering extremely high qu...
  • Cortes de Cima Red Wine Portugal

    Cortes de Cima 2013

    £13.75

    £13.75

    It feels like this was destined to become an Oddbins wine. In 1988 a sailboat carrying a Dane and an American arrived in...
  • Duas Quintas Portuguese Red

    Duas Quintas 2014

    £13.50

    £13.50

    We have a recipe for you. Take one world famous Port house (Ramos Pinto) and one incredibly prestigious Champagne produc...
  • Manz Penedo Do Lexim 2015

    Manz Penedo Do Lexim 2015

    £9.00

    £9.00

    The myth of Sisyphus is well known. A man punished by the gods for his deceit, doomed to spend his days pushing a boulde...
  • Manz Platónico 2015

    Manz Platónico 2015

    £11.00

    £11.00

    Hand-picked from a blind tasting line-up by the winner of ...
  • Manz Pomar do Espirito Red Wine

    Manz Pomar do Espirito Santo 2014

    £16.50

    £16.50

    We all should perhaps take a leaf out of Andre Manz book when it comes to quality over quantity and appreciate the littl...
  • Red Wine Monte Das Promessas 2014

    Monte Das Promessas 2014

    £8.50

    £8.50

    From the acclaimed 'Best Young Winemaker of Portugal' and the name behind the success story that is Bons Ventos, comes M...
  • Post Scriptum Douro 2013

    Post Scriptum Douro 2015

    £22.00

    £22.00

    This beautiful red from Portugal's Douro Valley name is Post Scriptum. Meaning 'After' in latin. More commonly recognise...
  • Quinta de Bons Ventos 2013 Portuguese Red Wine Magnum

    Quinta de Bons Ventos - Magnum 2013

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Nothing short of a sensation, this not-so-little red wine has been a success story at Oddbins over the past few years, s...
  • Quinta de Bons Ventos Red Wine Portugal

    Quinta de Bons Ventos 2015

    £7.25

    £7.25

    Nothing short of a sensation, this little red wine has been a success story at Oddbins over the past few years, such is ...
  • Quinta dos Roques Red Wine Portugal

    Quinta dos Roques 2014

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Wine or maths? Not a difficult question, is it? We don't mind some algebra, fractions or long division occasionally, but...

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