The Algarve as a Wine Region

You don’t often think of a place full of sun and sand the ideal place for wine, but there’s a good article in ViniPortugal about the wines of the Algarve.

The Algarve is the most southern region of Portugal and has four separate DOC’s; Lagos, Portimão, Lagoa and Tavira.

What caught my eye was the comment from Max Birch of Adega do Cantor. His favorite varietal is Alicanté Bouschet:

Grilled Black Pig with Salt. I know this is not international but it should be. Also it is genuinely one of the only foods strong enough to match Southern Portuguese Alicanté.

If you go to Portugal you absolutely must try the black Iberian pig, pata negra. If you like real pork, you will likely start calculating how much you’d need to do to move to Iberia.

Read: Vini Portugal: Region of the Month – The Algarve

Travel Resources: Algarve Map and Travel Information

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