Portugal has some of the best wine in Europe. Although areas like Porto are generally better known for wine experiences in Portugal, Lisbon shouldn’t be overlooked in this regard. The Lisboa wine region (previously known as Estremadura) is home to a variety of styles and qualities. There are a number of private wine estates in this area, but the larger scale producers are to be thanked for Lisbon’s popular vinho da mesa, a relatively inexpensive blend of local wine. The main white grapes in the Lisboa region are Arinto, Fernão Pires, Malvasia, Seara-Nova and Vital, and the main red grapes are Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Castelão, Tinta Miúda, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Trincadeira (keep this nearby to impress your fellow wine-tasters!). The Lisbon Winery is a wine bar and tasting center in Bairro Alto, serving a premium selection of local wines. Their Portuguese wine tastings, featuring wines from local small-scale producers along with artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, have proven very popular among both locals and tourists. The premium tasting can be booked online at €65 per person. Before you leave the city, don’t forget to pick up a few bottles of your favorite local wines in one of Alfama’s many affordable wine shops!