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Reinforcing the need of the Portuguese restaurants are experiencing, increasingly, a service of wine by the glass quality, were selected the best examples, based on criteria such as the quality and quantity of the offer, the glasses used, the service and the advice of the teams of the room</strong>. The rating scale, published on the edition 2017 of the Guide Good Bed Good Table varies between 0 and 5, with grades greater than or equal to 3 to indicate a Quality Service, and above 4.5, a Service of Excellence. See the list of the 10 restaurants, in alphabetical order, with the best wine service by the glass in Portugal.

Awarded with a Golden Fork in the edition 2017 of the Guide Good Bed Good Table, the restaurant led by José Avillez also shows his excellence in offering wines by the glass, with about 50 options, among champagnes, rosés, whites, reds and a liqueur for dessert. Also, the tasting menus are perfectly harmonised by a selection of wines prepared by the sommelier service. The restaurant Belcanto is more beautiful, more modern and more elegant, the perfect stage for the parade of creativity maximum Avillez already accustomed to the world of gastronomy.
Largo de São Carlos, 10, Lisbon. Tel. 213 420 607

If there are restaurants that become the symbol of a city, the Caffeine is one of them. The Port would not be the same without this space there are more than 20 years is synonymous with sobriety and good table. Multi-purpose, the space lends itself to meals more or less intimate in a letter aware of the trends but keeps unchanged the quality standard. The wine list, very complete features a tablet that allows you to explore in detail each region, wine, producer, and even caste, accompanying the perfect mediterranean cuisine with a signature of Camilo Jaña.
The street Pattern, 100, Porto. Tel. 226 108 059

If at lunch the kitchen of the restaurant DOP presents an array of more informal, to include the various suggestions of the day in the executive menu, the dinner highlights-all the sobriety and elegance of the room and of the charter, in a kitchen that constantly returns to the traditional roots and transmontanas of chef Rui Paula. Among the novelties emerging in the rhythm of the seasonality and the favorites that stands as the brand image, there is also the tasting menus, great showcase for this kitchen unique. The comprehensive wine list is exceptional and has a fantastic selection by the glass.
Largo São Domingos, 18 (Palace of Arts), Porto, portugal. Tel. 222 014 313

Trading post
The various national, along with so many other (should be more) international, do the work of João Rodrigues, the helmsman of this ship, docked in the trading post safe, one of the best dining experiences in Portugal. Before you know more about some of the work of the head, it is important to refer to any commitment, joy, and professionalism of the restaurant staff, led by sommelier André Figuinha. The wine list of the restaurant Feitoria is exemplary, and the offering of wines by the glass is extensive and covers the entire national territory. One of the ways to get to know some of the tenders is through tasting menus are duly harmonised.
Altis Belém Hotel & Spa Doca do Bom sucesso, Lisbon. Tel. 210 400 200

Great Tastings
It is one of the novelties of the last year, in that the supply of wine by the glass is concerned. The Great Tastings is a small restaurant, in the zone of Estefânia, which has 150 references of the best wines by the glass to the Portuguese. The selection is judicious, and the service shows that here it is known to deal very well with the wine. There is also the advantage of space to also sell any of the references, have a small showcase of products “gourmet” and the food exceed expectations, by the presentation and tastiness. This is a restaurant that deserves more than a closer look. Regularly organizes dinners and wine.
Rua Passos Manuel, 91, Lisbon. Tel. 218 246 833

Restaurant The Yeatman
The chef Ricardo Costa reveals more than ever his talent. If the alma lusitana continues to reveal himself to each dish, between the ingredients of earth, and especially of the sea, in the restaurant The Yeatman there is a new cosmopolitanism in the your kitchen, which reveals new games of flavors, between the east and the west. The incredible wine list, a showcase of more than 1200 references is a manual query in itself interesting, although comfortable for pretty much any decision. Tell with the advice knowledgeable sommelier, and with the help of the wine journal which reduces to 83 the proposals – all available by the glass-one for each partner wine to the hotel.
The Yeatman, Rua do Choupelo, Vila Nova de Gaia. Tel. 220 133 100

“Taverna do 8 ó 80
Despite the location, in front of the sea on the avenida marginal, always felt that here there would be no place for the traditional and repeated to exhaustion the classic recipes regional. In this nice Taverna do 8 ó 80 the bet is in the products of the sea and of the mountain, served so sassy and contemporary, with presentations cared for always with the best of products available in the market. Bet an enviable wine list with over 80 labels by the glass, receiving awards for the way careful the serves, and still has a full card of gin.
Avenida Manuel Remígio, Building Atlantic, Shop 8, Nazareth. Tel. 262 560 490

Won in the edition 2017 of the Guide Good Bed Good Table, the Revelation Prize, for the area dedicated to restaurants. Here, the most obvious, the creative letter presented by Louis the Angels, and by the leadership team, is the praise of the Algarve, from the coast to the mountains. Honor-if the product and seek inspiration in the simple things, such as the modest pottery of colorful dishes, the olive groves of the side of the road or the smallest details in the streets or on the terraces. It is an entire region to the table, succeeding in the tasting menu small touches that surprise in growing up, putting Monchique on the map, and the head under the attention of the community for fine dining. The cellar and the offer of wines by the glass accompany the excellence of the restaurant Mon-Chic.
Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa, Lugar do Montinho, Monchique. Tel. 282240110

Restaurant G
This is a project of two brothers, Oscar and António Gonçalves (the first in the kitchen, the second in the wines and in the living room), with family experience in the restoration and took on the management of the pousada. In this context, brought together the best that the earth trás-os-montes has to offer and is very, from vegetables to meats, olive oil to wine, and raise the bar through creative cuisine and without bias. The guideline is to pay tribute to the products by the most modern techniques, transforming the Restaurant G in a real lever gastronomy of Trás-os-Montes. The offer of wines, many by the glass, surprising with each meal. The space is to be the object of works of renovation and modernization.
The Pousada de Bragança, Street, Road, Tourism, Bragança. Tel. 273 331 493

The balcony of the Ritz
Such as the hotel and the restaurant, the wine is elegant, refined and full of details. Deserves to be seen and read with full attention, without this, dispense, on the contrary, the excellent work of the counselling team escanções of the restautante Balcony. At the opening of the section dedicated to the wines by the glass reads: “wine tasting is an art, and as such likely to be learnt” – a quote from the winemaker Émile Peynaud. The offer is comprehensive, of the champagnes to the reds, without forgetting the dessert wines. Watch out in the descriptions of the tasting notes and make the most of an excellent dining experience, with signature of the chief Pascal Maynard, both to the letter, as through of the three tasting menus.
Ritz Four Seasons Hotel Lisboa Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 88, Lisbon. Tel. 213 811 400

(Text published in Express daily 27/04/2017)

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