This is a guide for the independent traveller who loves good wine and food, but also wants to discover the country – and not just the fabulous beaches. It will lead you around edible Lisbon and Porto, and the stunning countryside of undiscovered inland Portugal, keeping a special eye out everywhere for the wines.

Wine in Portugal Learn to recognise the best wines on the restaurant list. Visit the best wineries. Internationally-renowned wine critic Charles Metcalfe has tasted every wine in this book…

Eat in Portugal New-wave restaurants, the best of traditional fare, fine cheeses and charcuterie, and of course sea food… If past Portuguese meals have been a stodgy disappointment, learn where the wine trade goes to eat, and try again…

Between meals Well, you can’t eat and drink all the time! The Wine and Food Lover’s Guide to Portugal also guides you around the regions, and selects the most exciting other places to visit.

Sleep At all price points, from luxury hotel to farmhouse bed and breakfast, we have sought out comfortable and atmospheric places to stay, often with a wine or food connection.

Speak – or at least understand the menus and wine lists. We help you twist your tongue around the gastronomic bits of Portuguese.

Find your way to the best wineries, restaurants and hotels on our unique, clear and simple maps. 

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