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Aug 18, 2021

Farah's Guide to Lisbon's restaurants and wine bars

The Farah Trading Co guide to eating out and drinking out in Lisbon! Our top picks for Lisbon's restaurants, rooftop bars, wine bars and more to enjoy Lisbon, like a local.

Jul 10, 2021

Super Easy 5 Ingredient Pasta with Canned Sardines!

There are some nights when you want to indulge on something delicious to pair with a nice glass of wine but don't really want to deal with complicated recipes. This pasta with canned sardines is 5 ingredients and 15 minutes from start to finish! 

Jun 25, 2021


Joana here to sharing SEVEN versatile recipes form Portugal for your 4th of July BBQ. In Portugal we have a food tradition called "petiscos", which are basically small plates of food designed to be shared and enjoyed together. It's all about local food that's easy to make and delicious to eat - so petiscos and sangria are a perfect fit for the 4th of July!

Jun 24, 2021


A classic dish in Portugal with African roots - piri piri peppers, a staple in Portugal, are originally from Africa. This dish that reflects the Portuguese explorations throughout the world centuries ago, discovering new worlds and bringing back inspiration to create new forms of delicious food.

Jun 24, 2021


In Portugal, salad is usually a side dish and it changes slightly from north to south, coast to inland so when you come you can just explore them all, one restaurant at a time. I'm sharing the south of Portugal's Algarve version, which is a great side for any BBQ, because it will pair perfectly with either fish, meat or veggies.

Jun 21, 2021


A super fun, easy to make, crowd-pleasing sangria that will definitely taste like summer! You can use any white wine for this recipe but try to use a light, mineral, citric and fresh Portuguese wine like a vinho verde. A vinho verde sangria will be a nice surprise to your summer gatherings. All you really need is a big pitcher, ice, wine, fruit, something bubbly, some herbs and some spice.

May 26, 2021

5 Reasons to visit Taboadella in Portugal’s Dão Region

The Dão wine region, located in central Portugal between Lisbon and Porto, is commonly considered the Portuguese Burgundy! The region is filled with amazing towns and dozens of little wine producers - our top pick for a visit is Taboadella, a stunning winery that shows off modern and sustainable features while maintaining its traditional heritage.

May 21, 2021

Check Out Our Interview in Imbibe Magazine!

We were thrilled to be interviewed about the Douro Valley for the May/June edition of Imbibe Magazine! We discussed the growing popularity of still wines from the region, misconceptions about Port and the challenges global warming brings to grape growing grapes in this rugged terrain!

May 12, 2021

5 reasons to visit Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, in the Douro Valley

The reasons are endless to visit any winery in the Douro Valley - this UNESCO world heritage site is a bucket list travel destination, especially if you are a wine lover!  Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a  must visit of the Douro - with breathtaking views this winery hotel is perched right above the river.

May 7, 2021

Douro Valley Seasons & When to Visit

Locals say a year in Douro Valley is made up of nine months of winter and three of hell. While Portuguese are self-proclaimed dramatists, the region and its offerings change with the seasons. This guide will help you pick the best one for you!

Apr 29, 2021

Easy Port Tonic with an Orange Twist

Port wine is deeply associated with holidays, desserts and colder weather. You drink a little glass after a meal with something sweet or a nice cheese and it’s a bomb of unctuous deliciousness but its potential doesn’t end there and it can be perfect in the summer as a simple cocktail!

Apr 20, 2021

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus and Choriço, Portuguese Style!

Joana here - Farah Trading Co's official wine and food writer based in Leiria, Portugal! Today's Portuguese recipe i...
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