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Wine Ratings explained

The wine scores used in our webshop contain scores on 100 as well as scores on 20, as well as scores on 5. Scores on 100 is called the American points system, the scores on 20 are the French points system. The scores out of 5 are used by, among others, the Vivino app; with values from 1 to 5, such as Tripadvisor, Bol, AirBnb and Amazon use

The higher the score, the higher the perceived quality of the wine. Although a high rating is certainly no guarantee that you will also re...



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100 Hot Portuguese Wines

The 100 best Portuguese wines to drink in 2021, according to André Ribeirinho  The Hot-100 focuses on fun and what's ready to drink now. For that reason, it usually contains vibrant whites, young juicy reds and ready-to-drink reds from the cellar. This is not a list based on style or price: some are light, some are oak, some are expensive, others many, good value for money. Most of the wines listed below are made from Portuguese native varieties, often blended. But as you'll soon find ...



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The most famous Portuguese Chef, José Avillez, meets Quinta Nova

The most famous Portuguese Chef, José Avillez - who has won several award winning recipes - together with our winemaker Jorge Alves have worked together on pairing these wonderful Portuguese delicacies with Quinta Nova wines. José Avillez' main focus is to promote Portuguese gastronomy and to contribute to making Portugal a top gastronomic destination. He's considered a reference in Portuguese gastronomy and has stood out because of his enterprising spirit and drive to go further.  ...



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Bestsellers from Portugal

For the most of us, Portugal is still unknown as a wine country, but it goes without saying that the wines from this wine region have started their rise. Everyone has alreday heard of Douro at some point, and of course people think of port in the first place, but did you know that rich still wines are also made here? Also the wines from Alentejo are no longer unknown, but there is so much more to discover in Dão, Tejo, Bairrada, Lisboá  Since the wine country, its regions and it...



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OUT NOW: Symington's Quinta do Vesúvio Vintage 2016

The Symington family has declared 2016 as a vintage of exceptional quality.
The Quinta do Vesúvio vintages are always great either in classic years or not, because it’s a single estate vintage port from one of the best estates in Douro.   So it’s no surprise that the 2015 was so well received in the market by the wine critics and the wine enthusiasts and it’s also not a surprise that both, the Vesúvio and the Capela do Vesúvio will be the first to run out of stock in the...



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The Wine Advocate - Portugal's Best of 2017 (2)

Copyright © The Wine Advocate - Portugal's Best of 2017: Mark Squires 
I'm sure every reviewer finds these limited selections really hard to make because there are so many options. Sometimes (not always), I pick things to make a point or spotlight a winery or region, rather than just toss out the highest scoring wines from the same places over and over again. I have agendas. And they are not always about the numbers. Either way, these all have something special  Best of Tabl...



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Pairing Wine with Chocolate

Wine and chocolate have a lot in common. In fact, they are a bit like a mother-daughter relationship: sometimes they shoot together perfectly well, and sometimes they don't. 
Despite the affinity for each other - perhaps this is because the process of making chocolate is very similar to wine, because both cocoa beans and wine are fermented with exactly the same kind of yeast - certain wine-chocolate pairings can be disappointing. Fortunately for you, there are plenty of wine and chocol...



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