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Grab a Large Helping of the Growing Meat Substitute Market

Grab a Large Helping of the Growing Meat Substitute MarketFrom the tropical terrains of the Indian subcontinent comes the next big thing for the meat substitute market. It sounds sensible for a country that is obsessed with choosing between the right and the righteous. The western kitchen is obliged by the wondrous orb that is called jackfruit.

An Indian staple, this fruit is eaten in general at its ripe stage around the world. However, in few parts of Asia the raw form is cooked with intense tropical spices. The resulting dish resembles pulled pork preparations and the taste is strikingly similar too.

Algarve Cooking guide

Algarve Cooking guide

Traditional Algarvian recipes for all your favourites - Soups, fish dishes, meat dishes and desserts.

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What future for Algarve wine?

What future for Algarve wine?I wonder what percentage of wine lovers who live here in the Algarve drink locally-produced Algarve wine on a regular basis? I’m not just talking about us foreigners, but local algarvios too.

The vast majority of Algarve wine is, of course, consumed by tourists, visitors who rightly choose to try a glass of the local vinho and are very pleasantly surprised. Many thousands of them are so impressed that they pay a visit to one or more of the local wineries. 

Spread the Wine

Spread the WineSpread the Wine embraces artisan wine producers from across Portugal, and carefully selects a small portfolio of premium wines from the Douro, Dão, Alentejo and Vinho Verde regions.

Our quest for wine and food takes us, sometimes, on rough tracks and to remote hamlets, but we bring back gorgeous products and inspiring stories of family owned businesses and socially committed projects.

Another prestigious Gold medal for Quinta dos Vales' wines in 2016

Another prestigious Gold medal for Quinta dos Vales' wines in 2016Quinta dos Vales' Marquês dos Vales DUO 2012 red, its most recent cuvée, was distinguished with another gold medal, this time in a nationwide competition.
The combination of Touriga Nacional and Petit Verdot grape varieties, which had already dazzled the jury of the “IX Concurso de Vinhos do Algarve” last month, saw its great potential highlighted once more by winning its second gold medal of the season in the 2016 edition of the competition “Vinhos de Portugal” organized by ViniPortugal in cooperation with Revista de Vinhos.

Gold medals for Quinta dos Vales' wines in 2016, and consecutively since 2009!

Gold medals for Quinta dos Vales' wines in 2016, and consecutively since 2009!This year's winners were tasted at the Open Door 2016.

While the results of this year’s competition of “The Best Wine of the Algarve” were not yet known, “Open Door” visitors could already enjoy the awarded wines last Sunday, 10th April, including the Gold Medal winner Marquês dos Vales Duo Red 2012. Despite predictions of heavy rain, sunshine graced Quinta dos Vales' 14th edition of the event which, once again, had a high number of visitors.

Portuguese wines today - it's a 50:50 gamble

vinesWith the new tourist season ahead, it might be interesting to find out  if the Portuguese wine industry finally has made some progress in the extremely bad marketing approach it has been using so far.

Every year in all of the supermarkets thousands of tourists struggle with the same dilemmas: what is a good wine, what is probably not such a good wine and what wine should I buy?

Petition to end food waste

fruitThe campaigning organisation, Avaaz, has become involved in the effort to see that supermarkets do not destroy unsold food, but give it to needy people instead through charitable agencies. 

Algarve Daily News has covered the new law in France which enforces this and the French campaigner's initiative to take the concept to the EU and this peptition should back up his work.