Wines of Portugal Tasting

If you're bored with Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio no longer floats your boat, then come and discover the diversity of Portugal and taste hundreds of different Portuguese wines with selected winemakers and importers. Portugal has a host of wine regions – more than thirty in fact – ranging from Vinho Verde, the Douro and Dao in the north, through Estremadura and Alentejo in the south and Madeira in the Atlantic. It also has a wealth of exotic grape varieties offering some truly unique aromas and flavours. You’ve got the intense Touriga Nacional, autumn-fruited Baga, raspberryish Castelao and spicy Trincadeira. The excitement runs through the whites too, with lemony Arinto, scented Bical, soft and spicy Fernao Pires and the ripe and honeyed Antao Vaz.

On 12 April at Lord's, Square Meal readers have a rare chance to experience why Portugal is currently considered one of the most exciting wine producing countries on the planet by wine critics the world over. Besides giving the consumer something really different, there’s diversity and value for money by the bucketload.

But don’t listen to us, listen to renowned commentator Oz Clarke who will lead a tutored tasting on the night, helping you identify some of the key grapes and flavours you will experience.

Besides a vast number of wines, there will be Portuguese petiscos and clear details of where these wines can be found in the shops.

The event takes place between 6-8.30pm. Tickets are priced at £15 and available from

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