It would be a mistake to leave the Algarve without having a taste (and testing your knowledge) of its best wines. In this popular tasting, we lay out six of the best Algarvian and Portuguese wines around our lovely tasting table or, weather permitting, al fresco.
This tasting is the perfect night out on the resort, as it’s hardly “just” a tasting. Join us in a game of trivia, with questions that will challenge your knowledge and your luck and make for a tasting unlike any other. We also perfectly pair the wide range of styles and types with several different local artisan products, from olives to cheese to chocolate.
In this tasting you will be surprised to learn the depth of tradition and knowledge in the crafting of Portuguese wine. Taste the history and the mimo that goes into its elaboration, and make some new friends in the process..
This relaxed yet informative tasting will satisfy the wine fan’s thirst for extensive knowledge of contemporary Spanish winemaking as well as the novice visitor interested in sampling some delicious drinks and well-paired food, all without leaving Pine Cliffs.
The minimum age for wine tastings is 18 years old.
What’s included in the price?
Everything. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.
Do your guides speak clearly in English?
Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.
Where is the meeting point for your experiences?
The meeting point is Mimo Algarve Cooking School located at the Lemon Square of Pine Cliffs Resort. Click here for a google map.
When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?
All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts.
Do you offer private experiences?
Yes. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.
Are experiences available in other languages?
All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.
I’m a vegetarian – is this going to be a problem?
No problem. We will ensure that while on your experience, you will have the best vegetarian alternatives. However, you must let us know at the time of booking so we can organise this for you.
I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?
No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.
I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?
If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.
What happens if the experience I booked does not reach the minimum number of guests required?
We require a minimum of 2 people for this experience. If we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you before the experience date to inform you that it may be cancelled, and will contact you again to confirm if we are finally running the experience. If not, we will provide you some other alternatives or the full refund of the amount paid.
What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?
Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.
It’s no surprise that Cristiano is passionate about wine — he hails from vinho verde country. Growing up in Guimarães, a historic city in the north of Portugal, he was immersed in the food world from a young age, helping his parents at their restaurant that specialized in tapas and wine. Cristiano moved to the US at 22, where he worked his way up from busboy to head bartender at a tapas, cocktails, and wine bar. This is where his deep interest for wine flourished and led to diving deeper into oenology — over the last two years, he’s completed the WSET Level 2 and Level 3 courses, before joining us at Mimo Algarve as sommelier. When not researching new wines and leading tastings, Cristiano loves to spend quality time with his family and friends around good food and wine.
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Due to the news surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19, all our locations will remain closed until further notice. We want to be responsible with our guests and our team, and we think this is a necessary action to take in light of current events.
If your existing reservation is affected, you will be contacted.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but we must be responsible in this global health crisis.
Thank you for your understanding, The Mimo Team