Alentejo

The remote lonesome beauty of living in Alentejo

May 15, 2018 Jack 2

The clanging of bells as goats made their way to their daytime pasture was our alarm call in the morning; a mixed chorus of song from golden orioles, bee-eaters and azure-winged magpies serenaded us over breakfast under a grape covered arbour; […]

Port tasting at Graham's Lodge
Europe

Putting the Port in Porto

February 4, 2018 Andy 0

It’s hard to imagine I was semi-seriously considering paying €38 for a bottle of port. Last week I would have laughed out loud at such a preposterous prospect. Yet here, alongside its terroir, it tastes like liquid heaven and worthy of its price tag. […]

Alentejo

Town or countryside? I want both

January 18, 2018 Jack 0

Urban or rural? Beach or mountain? Large luxury resort hotel or family run pension? Michelin cuisine or simple street food? Quiet tasca or bouncing nightclub? Bustling city or tranquil village? […]