Two tempting wine tastings

Wines from Douro, Ribatejo, Estremadura and France

Come and taste the fine wines featured in the current issue of The Grapevine on Saturday, September 17, from 12pm till 2pm, in the beautiful setting of the historic São Brás de Alportel Museum. There will be two excellent red and two white wines from the Douro, a taste of summer rosé from southern France and three superb varietal reds under the Grand’Arte label.

The museum is situated on the EN270 to Tavira, at the eastern end of São Brás. Telephone Wine Mine on 282 441 036, fax 282 441 037 or email [email protected] if you would like to join them.

Lunch and wine tasting at Ria Plaza

On September 26, enjoy the fantastic food and glorious wines on offer at the restaurant A Marquesa, in the newly opened luxury hotel, Ria Plaza, located on the road to Vale de Lobo, next to Quinta Shopping in Quinta do Lago.

Chef Vincent, formerly of Barringtons, and wife Helma will be opening the doors at 12.30pm for 1pm, for a sit down lunch tasting. Enjoy a light, three-course meal in a welcoming ambience, with two wines to taste to accompany each course.

For Wine Mine members, the cost is 28 euros and for non-members 35 euros. Telephone 282 441 036 to reserve your place and then forward your cheque when booking has been confirmed. On all of the six wines tasted at the lunch, there will be a 10 per cent discount on orders placed.