Archive for the 'Wine' Category

Ginja liqueur in Mouraria Lisbon : tiny tavern ‘Os amigos da Severa’ (‘Friends of Severa’, first fado singer), owner sr. António & spontaneous fado performance

Tweet Planning a trip to Lisbon? A must-try is to taste a delicious liqueur: Ginja. Very popular, also affectionally known as Ginjinha. Tavern ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ Mouraria Lisbon & owner sr. António Pais serving Ginja liqueur In the partly renewed and nowadays trendy area Mouraria (a very old Moorish quarter in Lisbon), there’s a tiny tavern called ‘Os Amigos da […]

Winebar cafe ‘AI MOURARIA’ Lisbon: delicious Portuguese wine in historical area, sunny terrace, tapas, Amália, Pessoa & starting point tourist attraction old tram 28

Tweet Wine is one of the best national products of Portugal. Every glass of wine is best enjoyed in good company! There’s a new, cafe, wine & tapas bar in Lisbon:  ‘AI MOURARIA’, next to the starting point of old TRAM 28, a very popular tourist attraction. Happy New Year! Feliz Natal! New wine & tapas bar ‘AI MOURARIA’ […]

ViniPortugal Lisbon & wine lovers: taste a selection of fine Portuguese wines at Sala Ogival Praça do Comerçio, one of Lisbon’s most majestic squares

Tweet A very pleasant and interesting way to start the night in Lisbon and to learn more about history and culture of Portuguese wines! Free admission. Tasting 2-4  different wines: 2 euros Maria João Menezes – ViniPortugal Managing Director Lisbon ViniPortugal in Lisbon is located in the Ministry of Agriculture premises in Terreiro do Paço (Praça do Comerçio), one […]

Restaurant ‘Clube de Jornalistas’ (the Press Club) Lisbon: creative cuisine, excellent wine, charming 18th century building, gorgeous garden & owner André Magalhães

Tweet You don’t need to be a member of Lisbon’s ‘Clube de Jornalistas’ (‘the Press Club’) to visit this restaurant, and it’s really worth it! Among it’s habituées you can find diplomats, politicians and, of course, journalists. ‘The Club’ is an inviting space to long conversations at lunch time and to cheerful gatherings at night”. Restaurant […]

Portuguese gastronomy Lisbon: Restaurant ‘Chaminés do Palácio’, delicious lunch, historic environment, tiles gem & beautiful Palace of Independence Lisbon

Tweet There are a lot of high quality restaurants crowding the downtown streets of Lisbon, but if you like to enjoy a great Portuguese lunch located in the heart of Lisbon in a pleasant and historic environment, I can recommend ‘Chaminés do Palácio’ (‘the chimneys of the Palace’). Restaurant ‘Chaminés do Palácio’ (‘the chimneys of […]

The Napoleão wine shops in Lisbon, Ginja, Ramos Pinto, the magic of vintage Port & free shipping

Tweet Vintage port is made only in exceptional years, must be bottled within 2 years of the harvest date and be 100 % wine from that harvest. The magic of Vintage Port is different in every phase: as a young wine its captures the useful fruit characters, then after 20 years or more the effects […]

‘Os Goliardos’ (The Goliards) Wine Cellar Bar in Lisbon: real passion for wine & unique selection

Tweet There are not many real Wine Bars in Lisbon and this is a special one! In ‘the Goliards’ cellar you will find a selection of wines that were discovered directly on the production site, after a lot of frantic visits to different regions in Portugal, France, Spain and Italy. They are unique wines, a lot […]

Aldeio do Meco (40 km from Lisbon): Restaurant/bar ‘Tropical do Meco’, famous sandy Meco beaches, excellent local gastronomy, caipinrinha & late night cocktails

Tweet Aldeio do Meco is a small rural village, about 1 km away from the fabulous and famous sandy Meco beaches, ca. 40 km from Lisbon. In Meco village you can find a few trendy bars and a number of restaurants offering the best local gastronomy, in particular seafood and fish dishes, but in case […]

Quality Restaurant Café Martinho da Arcada Praça do Comércio Lisbon: Delicious Portuguese cuisine, prime spot & Portugal’s most famous 20th C. poet and writer Fernando Pessoa’s table

Tweet Opening in 1782, Restaurant Café Martinho da Arcada, located in the corner of the Praça do Comércio 37 near the Tagus river, is one of the oldest restaurants/cafés in Lisbon. The restaurant’s terrace under the beautiful arcades, Praça do Comércio Movie Praca do Comercio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhuLEkL0Ue4. Situated downtown, this cafe was once the ideal setting for […]

Napoleão shops Lisbon: (vintage) port, olive oil, good wines, Ginja, azulejos (Portuguese tiles) & Napoleon, the french emperor

Tweet Around 1974, after the Portuguese revolution, the Napoleão family in Lisbon started selling wines and Port wines in Lisbon. A quite  peculiar name for a Portuguese family of course, but the explanation is a simple one. Portugal was once occupied by France for a short period of time and like in other European countries Napoleon obliged […]