Adrian Bridge

Violent storms batter heart of the Douro

A torrential downpour which saw more than a month’s worth of rain and hail fall in a few hours has struck Pinhão in the Douro Valley causing severe damage to vineyards and local infrastructure.

Obama to lead climate change conference in Porto

Former US president Barack Obama will lead a conference on climate change in Porto on 6 July, which aims to unite the wine industry in a collaborative approach towards tackling climate change

Bridge: ‘Cellar door sales are a thing of the past’

Adrian Bridge, CEO of The Fladgate Partnership, has argued that wine tourism – at least in Porto – needs to focus less on cellar door wine sales and more on creating “good old-fashioned ambassadors.”

Private passions: Chalice in Wonderland

Ex-investment banker, one-time bobsledder and keen mountaineer, Adrian Bridge, managing director of Port dynasty The Fladgate Partnership, is a man of many talents. But his collection of antique drinking vessels – dating back to 6,000BC – is one of his greatest passions.

Brandy price surge hits Port

October 29th, 2012

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