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“Fantastic -- No Ordinary Wine Tasting”
Review of About Wine

About Wine
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Owner description: Wine Shop. More than 500 portuguese wines. Table Wine and Port Wine Tastings. Wine and food snacks pairing. Wine courses. Middle 19th century building with ancient algarvian architecture.
Reviewed March 7, 2018

About Wine is a beautiful wine shop with an outstanding selection of Portuguese wines and a proprietor eager to provide helpful information and recommendations. From what we saw, this is the best place to buy wine in Faro. But for a real treat, book one of the wine tastings they offer. We chose the mid-level one, which included 2 whites, 2 reds, and 2 ports.

This is no ordinary wine tasting, but a very special 2 hour experience that should be enjoyable to both novice wine aficionados and experienced connoisseurs. The wines are paired with appropriate foods (cheeses, cured meats, chocolates, and an in-house prepared tuna pate that I’m still dreaming about); thus the need for an advance reservation. We sat in comfortable chairs in a quiet, inviting space and were attended to by Luis, one of the warm and friendly co-owners. He provided interesting information about the regions each wine came from and their special characteristics. His passion and knowledge – and the delicious food and drink – made the time fly by.

Our tasting at About Wine is one of our fondest memories from our two week trip to the Algarve.

Date of experience: February 2018
11  Thank VOYJEAN
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Excellent selection of Algarve and other Portugal regions. Personal attention and recommendation very useful

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank MIGUEL ANGEL V
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

About wine is an amazing wine shop! My boyfriend and I stopped in as part of a food tour (Eating Algarve - highly recommend). The food and wine pairings were amazing! Also, the owner knows SO MUCH about wine! I learned a lot and got to try some truly wonderful Portuguese wines.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ashley O
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Just around the corner from where we are staying so we popped in for some recommendations for the food we are cooking tomorrow, the staff are very knowledgeable and gave us great options based around taste and budget.
Great service , great shop and a beautiful tranquil space-thank you for the help.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank charly20071
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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

What an incredibly enjoyable and interesting journey through Portuguese wine and port. Delicious food pairings with the wines and ports with very knowledgable host.
Highly recommended wine tasting with absolutely no pressure to buy afterwards.
Who knew the Portuguese produced such high quality wines.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Luís F, Proprietário at About Wine, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! Such a pleasure to have you with us among Portuguese wine and delicatessen. We hope to have you back on a short term! Regards, Luís.

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