Born in 1968 in Armação de Pêra, Algarve, married, 2 children, he graduated in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and is a member of the Order of Engineers. He founded, after a visit to the Military Academy, IDOM Engenharia, a company integrated in one of the largest Iberian studies and projects groups. His taste for wine led him back to the university, this time to the Higher Institute of Agronomy, where he specialized in Viticulture and Oenology, having completed his Masters in Sensory Analysis. Currently attends the PhD program in the same scientific area. He is a member of the Portuguese Oenology Association, the Portuguese winemakers' association. At the end of 2002 he began writing about wines in the magazine Evasões and has since intensified his work as a specialized critic, collaborating with the weekly newspaper Sol, Diário de Notícias, Jornal de Notícias, radio TSF, magazine Great Consumption, among other titles. During 2009 was part of the Hour of Bacchus, the only television program dedicated to wine, in RTPn. Since 2005, it has been publishing two annual wine selections: Copo & Alma, Best Wines and Copo & Alma, Popular Wines Guide (Ed. Presence), the first in Portugal with a blind selection of the best wines of the daily consumption segment aims to be a consumer support tool that acquires its wines in the modern distribution. Your Copa & Alma, Best Wines Guide passed, in 2010, to be exclusively digital, being housed in the new wine portal www.w-anibal.com. He is the author of the guide about Portugal integrated in the international collection TOP 10 Wines of the publishing house Dorling Kindersley. He is the jury of several international wine competitions, such as the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, International Wine Challenge, Vinalies Internationales, Citadelles du Vin, Selections Mondiales Canada or the Mundus Vini. In Portugal he presides over the regional competitions of the Setúbal Peninsula, Beira Interior and the Algarve. He is also the Technical Coordinator of the new Uva d'Ouro Contest.
Among several collaborations as trainer (holder of EDF Educational Certificate EDF 471599/2008) and counselor, we highlight the partnerships with Tivoli Hotels & Resorts and Modelo Continente Hypermarkets. He is Technical Director of Vinipax, the biggest wine event in the South of Portugal. Has been in the music another professional activity, being effective member of Cor Gulbenkian, since 1998.