Portugal

Terraced Vineyards, Douro Valley

Terraced Vineyards, Douro Valley

The big, grainy, textured reds of the Duoro valley prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Portuguese wine industry has evolved beyond Mateus rose. Dark, brooding, savoury and curiosly underpriced they are the perfect match for grilled meats and charcuterie.

If you are looking for something lighter, Portugal is also the home of Vinho Verde: One of the worlds finest aperitifs. Light, prickly and bone dry, a young Vinho Verde is a bracing and zesty start to any evening. For true perfection, pair with blazing sunshine and a bowl of mussels.