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

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: 1 euro, glass of wine 0.50 cent In the partly renewed and nowadays trendy area Mouraria (a very old Moorish quarter in Lisbon), there’s a […]

Winebar cafe ‘AI MOURARIA’ Lisbon near starting point old tram 28 Martim Moniz: delicious Portuguese wines, sunny terrace, Amália Rodrigues & Pessoa

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’ Lisbon: […]

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

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 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 of […]

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

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 ‘Clube […]

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

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 […]

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

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 of […]

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

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 you love […]

Quality Restaurant Café Martinho da Arcada Lisbon: prime spot, delicious Portuguese cuisine, applepie & Portugal’s most famous writer Fernando Pessoa’s table

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 the […]

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

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 civilians […]