In the UK, Portuguese wine is almost exclusively associated with Port and Madeira. However, there is so much more to discover, and it's maybe a little unfair on the many great producers who make still wines up and down the country.
Many wine critics call Portugal the 'Next Frontier'. A dark horse with the ability to make some incredible wines. After all, you need great wine to make great Port...
As you would expect, Portuguese red wines tend to be full bodied, juicy, concentrated and ripe. You can almost taste a touch of sweetness sometimes. But done right, these wines are delicious and really quite luscious. The white wines are dominated by Vinho Verde, a very popular fresh style of wine, alongside other elegant local variety wines.