1. The wine is cheap, abundant, and incredibly delicious.
2. You can get wine in stores for under three euros a bottle.
And we're not talking about two-buck Chuck, or Carlo Rossi. You can get used to cheap wine when you're in Portugal, because it's EVERYWHERE! Even with more expensive, aged bottles, you'll rarely see any wine priced higher than 10 or 15 euros a bottle at liquor stores.
3. Grocery stores also sell juice box–sized containers of wine, with some under 50 cents.
The wine is yummy, and convenient to travel with.
4. Fresh-baked bread and delicious cheeses are also cheap as chips.
Local bakeries and corner markets sell loaves of bread for about a euro, and the cheese! My god, the local cheese is good!
5. There are gorgeous wineries all over Portugal.
6. Specifically, there are 14 regions of Portugal that produce wine, giving you a lot of wine-related stuff to do all over the country!
7. The Portuguese wine scene is somewhat undiscovered, so you can get personal, informative tours.
Especially in up-and-coming regions like the Algarve.
8. One word: port.
9. Two words: green wine.
10. Wine o'clock happens multiple times per day in Portugal.
11. You can explore popular tourist destinations with a glass of wine in hand.
Wine with a view, baby!
12. Cat wine is totally a thing in Portugal.
13. Train stations have easily recognizable signs directing you to where you can get a glass of wine quite literally the second you arrive at your destination.
14. Even Ikea sells wine in Portugal.
15. Half and full bottles are the norm on dinner menus.
16. There are wine events, wine museums, and even wine hotels in Portugal!
Yeah, wine hotels are totally a thing. An expensive thing, but perfect for winos with cash to burn. They're usually located on or near wineries, have wine-inspired designs and decor, and offer packages that include tastings, meals with pairings, and other activities to keep guests busy.
17. Wine tasting rooms let you in for free.
18. You can show your wino pride by getting a hat or bag made from locally grown cork.
Cork shops are everywhere in Portugal, as cork trees (also known as Quercus suber) are indigenous to the area. Just watch out for the shops in popular tourist areas with inflated prices. You should definitely be able to find a small cork bag for under 20 euros.