Above Sea Level is an annual wine, culture and travel magazine offering a fresh perspective on wine. 

We explore a different country or region for each issue — California (Issue 1) and Portugal (Issue 2) — and believe that by looking at wine in the context of  food, design, people and place that we are able to create a more balanced, meaningful approach to an otherwise specialist subject. 

The brand new issue of Above Sea Level — Portugal — is now available to buy in our store.

In this issue, we celebrate the people driving change in Portugal — from winemakers, through to food producers, chefs and architects. We begin our journey on the islands – Madeira and the Azores – and then move from the north to the south of the mainland, charting the people we meet and the changing landscapes we see along the way. Inside you’ll find:


Volcanic vines — writer Jacob Charles Wilson explores the individual nature of two Portuguese islands — Madeira and Pico — and the challenges of volcanic winemaking with the Azores Wine Company

A series of visual food memories from some of Portugal’s most talented chefs — Leandro Carreira, António Galapito and Vasco Coelho Santos 


Nature’s Way — writer David Michon talks to winemaker Mateus Nicolau de Almeida and architecture practice, Skrei, about the cross disciplinary nature of their work 


Secrets of the Algarve — we unearth one of the most exciting and underrated regions for making wine in Portugal.

Above Sea Level / Portugal Issue
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