Drink In The Beauty of Portugal’s Algarve
Not everyone goes on holiday just for sea, sun and sand, especially at this time of year when the weather, albeit still warm compared to UK standards, is starting to cool a little. The Algarve is undeniably well known for its fantastic food but there also some delicious wines to be consumed and plenty of wine tasting opportunities to choose from. The wine tasting region is also conveniently located close to a range of Algarve holiday villas and self-catering accommodations options, allowing visitors to design their own getaway and enjoy local food and wine from the comfort of a private poolside terrace.
Taking a wine appreciation tour is both fun and informative way of understanding the complexity of wine. All tasting experiences will explain not only how to differentiate the range of flavours and aromas of various wines but how to pair them with food in order to compliment rather than overpower, while at the same time providing interesting information on Portuguese culture. Wine tasting tours are easy to come by but the Monte da Casteleja winery and Sir Cliff Richard’s Quinta do Miradouro are within easy driving distance of many self-catering Algarve holiday villas situated in the popular resorts of the Algarve’s popular destinations of Valle do Lobo, Portimaro and Lago.
Because of the Portuguese sunny climate and the Algarve’s rich soil, the whole area has become a wonderful territory for growing vines, in particular for the Vitis Vinifera, which is well known for yielding a high alcohol content. Both novices and connoisseurs are sure to enjoy each tasting experience, as every one is as unique as the vine itself.
Thanks to the close proximity of a number of vineyards and an excellent transport network, those wanting to embark on a tour de wine are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a resort to call home. All of the major resorts provide a choice of apartment and villas with everything from spacious modern town houses to large luxurious Algarve villas complete with an outdoor dining area and a generously sized pool sleeping from 4 all the way up to 10 people. The main towns of Vale do Lobo, Lagos, Vilamoura and Albufeira sport the usual mix of shops and other local amenities as well as beaches and sporting activities including tennis and golf.
Within walking distance of many of Premier Holiday’s carefully chosen Algarve self-catering accommodation, is also a selection of tapas bars and restaurants, each offering a wonderful nook from which to sip and savour the extensive range of wines the Algarve has to offer, each with a different history, personality and depth of flavour.
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About Premier Holidays: Premier Holidays is a British company specialising in luxury holiday villas and apartments for the discerning traveller looking for a different holiday experience. Premier Holidays was founded in 1994 initially specialising in high-end villa holidays to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and has subsequently grown into one of the most trusted and established villa holiday specialists in Europe.