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Summertime & the livin’ is easy

Summertime & the livin’ is easy

By Alexandre Guedes First, let’s talk about Vinho Verde. In Portugal, it’s top of mind as the sun begins to show some strength. Fresh, light and super aromatic, these are wines to drink outdoors, day or night. In the lush, verdant north of the country, we find the...

My Alentejo

My Alentejo

When my good friend & filmmaker Nelson Carvalheiro asked me if I would share some of my favorite parts of our beautiful corner of the world, I didn't hesitate. Why? Because Alentejo is the place I've been searching for all my life. I hope you enjoy it -- come visit...

Farm Days

Farm Days

Last week João and I sat at a table across from two generations of hard-working women with a family farm for sale, one notary, and one realtor. We were in Estremoz, a soulful village in interior Alentejo, a region of Portugal east and south of Lisbon that bumps up...

Moorish castles & ham smugglers

Moorish castles & ham smugglers

On a road trip through one of the least-populated and most beautiful parts of Alentejo, we found stark beauty, crumbling castles and ham worth smuggling.

Fishermen’s feast

Fishermen’s feast

A trip to a Portuguese fish market is full of flavor, color, character and every type of fish imaginable. Here is a simple and soulful stew that takes full advantage of the abundance of the Portuguese coastline.

food and wine experiences in Lisbon & Alentejo

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