Cathal McBride: Give your palate a treat by taking a punt on wines from Portugal
Don’t be deterred by unfamiliar grape varieties – both red and white Portuguese wines offer bang for your buck, especially in the €15-€30 range
Portugal may be a popular holiday destination, but for some reason it still often fails to get a mention when we talk about great winemaking countries. Perhaps it’s due to Portugal’s cultural connection with port and other fortified wines. While those certainly deserve attention, however, the fact remains that the Mediterranean country is producing many stylish and polished reds along with elegant whites.
Another possible reason is its use of indigenous grapes and wines that ...