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The Wine & Food Lover's Guide to Portugal

This new book has been receiving rave reviews left, right and over. Self-published by the authors the The Wine & Food Lover's Guide to Portugal by Charles Metcalfe and Kathryn McWhirter is not, sadly a wine and recipe book (as I hoped) but a travel guide to Portugal

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."

The Wine and Food Lover's Guide to Portugal is available from for £11.87 or direct from the publishers for £16.75.

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I just recently purchased this book and started to read it. So far, I think it is an excellent travel book for Portugal for wine & food lovers. It is very comprehensive with hundreds of listings for wineries, restaurants, markets, stores and hotels. I will be writing up a more extensive review in the near future, but I am very impressed with it.

Especially as I am planning a trip to Portugal for next year. I think this book will be very valuable for my planning.

Hey Andrew,

I agree with you that it is more of a travel book than a recipe or wine book; however, if you are a wine lover, this is a fantastic book to truly get a feel for the country and its culture. But then again, that's just my two cents after writing a review on it myself ;-)

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