Passion, tradition and innovation come together under the roof of João Clara Wines
Dec12

Passion, tradition and innovation come together under the roof of João Clara Wines

João Clara’s legacy, a “labour of love” – December 12, 2022  Staying relevant while preserving tradition can be a conundrum in the wine world. This ever-growing industry sees new producers, with creative projects attracting young and knowledgeable consumers, opening their winery doors faster than ever. Keeping up with new trends without losing your identity can be tricky for a winery. On the slopes of the Alcantarilha...

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Aloegarve: a New Portuguese cosmetics brand that uses Algarve-grown aloe vera
Dec12

Aloegarve: a New Portuguese cosmetics brand that uses Algarve-grown aloe vera

Locally sourced beauty – December 12, 2022 Aloegarve is a new Portuguese brand which uses Algarve-grown Aloe vera to create a wide range of cosmetics. Eight stores have already opened across the Algarve in just a few months Between Alcantarilha and Porches, on a five-hectare plot of land parallel to the EN125 road, there are 12,000 Aloe vera plants growing organically and naturally. The Algarve’s climate, with over 300 days of...

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Historical Quinta da Palmeirinha in the Algarve has deep roots that date back to the 8th century BC
Sep09

Historical Quinta da Palmeirinha in the Algarve has deep roots that date back to the 8th century BC

At the historical Quinta da Palmeirinha, producer João Mariano makes new vintages with some of the region’s oldest vines – September 9, 2022 The Algarve may still be Portugal’s least-known winemaking region, but what many are not aware of is that its history goes back centuries. Its first vines were planted by the Phoenicians and the Greeks in the 8th century BC, and later Romans and Carthaginians developed this fruitful trade. More...

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How a regional winery in Lagoa embraces tradition to produce great results
Aug22

How a regional winery in Lagoa embraces tradition to produce great results

Since 2011, Monte de Salicos has produced 20,000 bottles of Red, White and Rosé wine annually, using tried and tested methods – August 22, 2022 Between Carvoeiro beach and the town of Lagoa, Monte de Salicos (MDS), a 13-hectare property, has been cultivated since the 18th century. It has been in the hands of the Cabrita family for at least five generations and, in 1999, António Cabrita, a local doctor from and now co-owner, planted...

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The Algarve’s First urban organic mushroom farm
Aug22

The Algarve’s First urban organic mushroom farm

A hard-working couple used their downtime during the pandemic productively to turn a fascinating idea into the Algarve’s first urban organic mushroom farm – August 22, 2022 Mushrooms produced organically in the basement of a store in Portimão have quickly become all the rage among many of the Algarve’s best restaurants and their chefs. Gribb, the Russian name for ‘mushroom’ or ‘fungi’, is the Algarve’s first urban organic mushroom...

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Algarve fish canning factory “Conserveira do Arade” opens for visits
Feb02

Algarve fish canning factory “Conserveira do Arade” opens for visits

Fish canning factory “Conserveira do Arade” in Parchal will open its doors for visitors this month – February 2, 2022 Conserveira do Arade in Parchal is opening its fish canning factory for visits this month, allowing people to see how its Saboreal and Papa Anzóis products are made. Says the company, the goal is to bring the region’s fish canning traditions back into the limelight and show people how canned goods are...

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Short Film About Organic Oranges Wins Impact DOCS Award
Dec06

Short Film About Organic Oranges Wins Impact DOCS Award

“The Orange Life of the Algarve”, by Sebastiaan Opschoor – December 6, 2021 Sebastiaan Opschoor, independent filmmaker residing in Portugal, won a prestigious Award of Merit from the Impact DOCS Awards Competition in the United States. The award was given for Sebastiaan Opschoor’s short documentary The Orange Life of the Algarve, which highlights organic orange farming in the Algarve. Watch the trailer here:...

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