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How to spend a perfect day in the Carcavelos Wine Region!

Carcavelos is another traditional wine region at the very tip of the Lisboa region and has become famous for its sweet wine. It is located in the Cascais parish and although being the smallest DOC of Portugal, it is one of the oldest in the World! The Carcavelos wine has long been famous: The Marquis of Pombal who produced it on his farm in Oeiras appreciated them so much that D. José I offered it as a gift to the court of Beijing in 1752! In the 14th century, sealed documents with the royal stamp, referred already “those well-kept vineyards of Oeyras". Then, in the 18th century, with Sebastian José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st count of Oeiras and Marquis of...

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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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Wine With a View events: How to turn a garage into a concert venue!

As some of you already know, Wine With a View loves challenges! And because our little Wine Truck is the fastest wine bar in Lisboa, it is always ready to deliver delicious wines to the most amazing celebrations! Last week, the Wine Truck was invited by a fellow small car to be part of a wonderful event that combined the modern and innovative Smart with the traditional Portuguese Fado music. We were more than excited by this concept and together we planned a marvelous evening at the car garage where Wine With a View turned into a caterer and provided not only our famous wine but also the typical Portuguese soup Caldo Verde, little tasty bread rolls stuffed with Portuguese...

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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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