Living Wine has top-of-the-range national wines, such as Barca Velha, Pêra Manca or Quinta do Crasto Vinha Maria Teresa, but also has a careful selection of more accessible wines, with emphasis on the Douro region. It also offers some rarities, such as Mouchão Tonel 3-4 or 1855 Scion Port Wine, one of the oldest and rarest wines in the world.
Portuguese red wine, whose quality and variety are unique in the world, does not require any presentation and will always have a prominent place in Living Wine. Our offer is specialized in the range of medium-high quality, and we always look for the wines with the best quality/price ratio.
They are soft and aromatic wines, with predominant floral and fruity notes. They are usually provided with a firm acidity and low alcohol content. The wines that best illustrate the style are born in the denominations of Bucelas and Vinho Verde. These wines are light and mineral, tense and crystalline and of low alcoholic graduation, elaborated with the grape varieties of the zone - Arinto in the case of Bucelas and Alvarinho, Loureiro, Azal, Trajadura and Pedernã in the case of Vinho Verde.
Unique is how one can define the profile of Vinho Verde. In its diversity, determined by the great variety of grape varieties, production methods and sub-regions, Vinho Verde has a unique and inimitable spirit.
Rosé wine is a type of wine that presents a rosy colour, intermediate between reds and whites. This colour may vary from a pale orange to a vivid purple, depending on the grapes used and fermentation techniques. Rosé results from the fermentation of must extracted from black or red grapes in which there is a short contact of the skins with the must with the purpose of attributing a light pinkish colour and slightly tannic flavour to the drink.
Port Wine stands out from ordinary wines for their particular characteristics: an enormous variety of types that surprise us in richness and flavor intensity, a very high persistence either aroma or flavor, a high alcohol content (usually between 19 and 22 vol.%) in a wide range of sweet and wide range of colors.
Madeira wine, or simply Madeira wine, is a fortified wine, with high alcoholic content, produced in the hillsides and wineries of the Demarcated Region of Madeira Island, under exceptional endoplasmic conditions for which natural and human factors contribute. It is the main product of the economy of the Autonomous Region of Madeira and a symbol of Madeira all over the world.
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The late harvest wines (late harvest in l English and in Spanish,cosecha tardia) are generally sweet wines, said dessert made from grapes that are left on the vine several weeks after the ideal harvest date. This process results in dehydration and consequently increased the concentration of sugar.
Moscatel is a particularly aromatic grape variety, with floral, citrus and grape aromas. It reaches high sugar levels when ripe and is ideal for making fortified wines. Two regions of Portugal are famous for the fortified Moscatel: the Douro and the Setúbal Peninsula. On the other side of the Tagus River in the outskirts of Lisbon, you can also find a little in some locations.
The Moscatel has numerous variants all over the world. Two of the main types are produced in Portugal, one known locally as Moscatel de Setúbal (whose international name is Moscatel de Alexandria), and the Moscatel Galego Branco (Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains), the type found in the Douro, recognised worldwide as the most elegant and fragrant of the family - although elegance also depends on the location and management of the vineyard, and where and how the wine is made. Setúbal also has a small part of what is thought to be a mutation of the White Galician Muscatel, the Purple Moscatel
We have at your disposal one of the best selections of Champagnes and Sparkling wines, from the best value-for-money national sparkling wines to the most exclusive Champagnes.
The most common description of liqueur is that of a sweet alcoholic drink, having an alcohol content of 15 to 55% by volume. Served in small glasses, it is ideal after meals and is also very common in bonbons.
Whisky is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grains, often including malt, that has been aged in casks. The alcohol content of a whisky ranges from a legal minimum of 40%, and although it has no upper limit, the highest common content to be found is 63.5%.
"Whisky" is the name generally given to the drink in the United Kingdom (including Scotland), Canada and Japan, while the term used in the United States and Ireland is "whiskey".
Gin is a distilled drink based on cereals. It then goes through a process of infusion with juniper and other spices. It has an alcohol content between 37.5% and 50%, depending on the brand.
Each brand stands out for a unique combination of ingredients, of which juniper berries are compulsory by law. Other ingredients may be used by each brand to obtain its own characteristics. Among the most used ingredients, besides juniper, are cinnamon, citrus fruit peels, coriander seeds, allspice, liquorice root, peppercorns and others.
Rum is an alcoholic beverage obtained from the alcoholic fermentation of molasses and other by-products of sugar production and subsequent distillation. Rum is a secular drink, with refined characteristics and a mild aroma.
Made from fresh crushed cane or its molasses, the drink began to be appreciated in the 17th century, when it was publicised as a powerful medicine capable even of "exorcising the demons of the body". It is also said that its high alcoholic content (35 to 55 degrees) made it famous among pirates from the 17th century onwards, encouraging them before battle
Tequila is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave primarily in the region of the city of Tequila in the Mexican state of Jalisco, 65 kilometres northeast of Guadalajara.
Tequila is often made with an alcohol content of 38-40%, but can also be produced with an alcohol content between 31-55%.
Vodka is a neutral distilled beverage, generally without distinctive aroma, colour or flavour. Vodka is a colourless liquid that originated in Russia in the 14th century. Vodka is referred to from the word Vodka (meaning water in Slavic languages). It is usually distilled from barley, corn, wheat, rye, herbs, figs or potatoes. Vodka, being a pure distilled drink, has a neutral taste, distinguishing it from other alcoholic beverages. It is one of the drinks with the highest alcoholic content in the world, around 40%.
The Spirits group includes wine spirits, grape marc spirits and fruit spirits. When aged in wooden casks, wine spirits acquire, through the influence of the wood itself and of time, special characteristics.
In Portugal it is understood that the meaning of the expressions is the following:
- V.S.,V.O. or V.V.O. - quality product, with a minimum ageing of four years;
- V.S.O.P. - reserve spirit with a minimum ageing period of five years;
- V.A.V.E. (real sparkling wine spirit);
- X.O. Reserva with ageing for over thirty years;
- Finíssima, Velha reserva, Velhíssima - quality product with a minimum ageing of five years.
Cognac is a wine spirit which owes its name to a locality in the Charente region in France. This brandy is distilled exclusively from white wines which are produced from selected grape varieties. Cognac is aged in oak casks and has a strength of between 40 and 43º.
Brandy is the English word for wine spirits, with a minimum alcohol content of 35º, aged for a minimum of six months in oak casks.
In this category you can find vermuth, abafados and various drinks to make cocktails.
The Magnum format, with twice the capacity of a normal bottle, that is, 1.5 litres, has advantages that justify its choice. As it holds more wine, it is suitable for several occasions. Besides its immediate usefulness, this larger format, whenever well kept in the wine cellar, allows the liquid to evolve more slowly, significantly extending the optimal time of evolution and revelation of the wine that the bottle holds.
Here you can find a selection of carefully selected mineral waters and tonic waters.