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Amazing things you didn’t know about Colares wines and 5 insider tips on what to do in Lisbon’s most magical wine region!

As you might have read in our last blog post, Lisboa is a vast wine region, with the most DOCs of all Portuguese regions. Here, many different high-quality wines and also brandies are produced. Today, we want to start a new blog series where we present in each post one of the 9 Controlled Origin Denomination (DOC) of the Lisboa Region and give you a few insider tips on what to do while there! Since we are close to Christmas, it makes sense to start with the magical, fairy-tale places of Sintra and the DOC of Colares! Colares is the westernmost DOC of Continental Europe and Portugal’s smallest wine producing region. However, this doesn’t mean that it is easily overlooked!...

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Drink Lisboa!

  Wine With a View’s beautiful hometown Lisboa has everything a (wine) explorer could wish for. In only a short distance you’ll find beautiful quintas (Portuguese for vineyards), awesome sandy beaches, some of the world-best surfing spots, historic places and breathtaking mountains. And on top of that amazing natural scenery, Lisboa is also a cosmopolitan city with lots of history, art, geology, gastronomy and golf to satisfy any desire you may have. The Lisbon Region holds an important place in the Portuguese wine landscape, not only due to the extension of its vineyards but especially due to the quality of its wines and brandies. On the north, the vineyards of the Vinho Regional de Lisboa area (known also as Estremadura...

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8 Reasons why you should visit Portugal RIGHT NOW!

Do you want to have a unique experience and find out how the delicious Wines With a View are made?! Then come to Portugal in fall and be a part of the vindima (Portuguese word for grape harvest)! During September and October, visitors can witness these ancient rituals up close, by taking part in the harvest itself, touring through the many vineyards, crushing the grapes, or even lodging within the walls of a grand wine estate. What are you waiting for? Here are 8 reasons why you definitely shouldn’t miss this spectacle! Fall in Portugal, apart from being beautiful, and warmer than the rest of Europe, brings a buzz of activity to the 20 designated wine regions across the country: from picking...

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Newsflash: Grab a glass of Wine With a View and watch the bats!

  Looking for a unique experience? Doing something different that nor you neither your kids will forget that fast? Why don’t go to the After Hours session in the Castelo de São Jorge this Saturday at 8.30 pm?! Make sure to grab your unbreakable souvenir Wine With a View glass, watch the mesmerizing sunset and go on a discovery adventure with a biologist! Take a night-time walk through the castle and, with the help of an ultrasound detector, discover, observe and identify the various species of bats that live here, such as the European free-tailed bat, the common pipistrelle, the Daubenton's bat and the serotine bat! The “Bats in the Castle” ticket costs 10€, but there are half-price discounts for...

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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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