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Caloura Blues Festival and other reasons why you absolutely can’t miss the Azores!

It is not surprising that the mystic, beautiful Azores islands, surrounded by dreamy turquoise waves are often referred to as the Hawaii of the Atlantic. Their volcanic similarity and paradise-likeliness make them comparable, but “Portugal’s best kept secret”, with its picturesque landscapes, small and genuine towns, astonishing wilderness and amazing marine life has everything the traveler’s heart desires, but without the masses, traffic and overwhelming prices you find on most beautiful island destinations. If you love good music, breath-taking views and just having a good time, it’s not too late to hop on a plane and make your way to the amazing islands of the Azores! Between the 27th and 29th of July, the Caloura Blues festival will bring blues to...

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Holy Lisbon!

It’s June and that means party all month for Lisbon! The whole city is in a (holy!) party fever because it’s the months of the saints, as we call it in Portugal. In the month where we celebrate Saint António’s (Lisbon’s city holiday on 13th of June) and Saint João (Porto’s city holiday on 24th of June), the weather is warm, and everybody is out on the colorfully decorated streets till late in the night! The traditional downtown part of the city, with its typical aroma of fresh basil and grilled sardines gets filled with people ready for the parades, popular dances and music, outdoor sardine grilling sessions, cold drinks and of course the traditional Portuguese “petiscos” that can’t be...

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Wine With a View at Night at the museum

This year’s International Day of the Museum on Friday (18th of May), created in 1977 by ICOM (International Museum council) to promote museums in today’s society and the European Night of the Museum on Saturday (19th of May) will have about 600 activities (400 on Friday and 200 on Saturday) in all Portugal. There will be free entry for both events in 88 museums, palaces and protected monuments. Click here for more information  To celebrate the European night of the museum, initiative created in 2005 by the French Culture and Communication Minister, museums are preparing special events and activities, such as theaters, dances, concerts, guided tours and many more this Saturday, 19th of May. This year’s motto is “hyperconnected museums:...

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Cheers to gratefulness, Cheers to dreams coming true, Cheers to life

It had always been my dream to run my own business, to do something that excites me, to make a difference. While I was searching for the perfect idea with that special sparkle, I had never thought that it would end up being a wine-related business. Not because I’m not passionate about wines, no, I really am a true Wine-Lover and especially Portuguese ones have stolen my heart. However, I did not imagine myself with a traditional wine bar or anything of this kind. . Desde sempre que tinha sido o meu sonho ter o meu próprio negócio, fazer algo que me faz vibrar, fazer a diferença. Enquanto estava a procura da ideia perfeita, com aquele brilho especial, nunca me...

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Get to know Portuguese wine regions - the Douro region

Portugal may be a small state, but Wine With a View’s home country is huge in wine varieties and regions, all of them producing very distinctive wines. If you have ever had the chance to enjoy a glass of Wine With a View, you have most certainly seen our menu, or our truck’s map, showcasing the regions from where our wines come from. Curious to learn more about them? Today, since it is still cold outside and a nice and strong fortified wine is definitely a good choice, we want you to get to know a bit more of the Douro region, the origin of one of Portuguese most famous wine: The Port wine. What it distinguishes from common wines,...

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