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Tuesday 21 October 2014

Douro Valley

The Proust Q&A: Paul Symington

The Port scion on his signature impatience, beloved boxer Mungo, and the day his grandfather drank Dow’s in the trenches with Churchill.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 No Comments »

The Douro Valley in pictures

A photographic journey of a weekend in the Douro Valley, taking in boat rides, almond picking, infinity pools and lashings of Port.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 No Comments »

Douro cycle tour to raise 25k for charity

A team of 14 cyclists from the UK wine trade are to ride over 600km along the Douro river for drinks industry charity The Benevolent.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 No Comments »

New map of the Douro offered by Christie’s

A new map of the Douro Valley will be auctioned alongside a 12 bottle vertical of Quinta do Noval from 1937 to 2003 by Christie’s this June.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 No Comments »

Sogrape kickstarts 2011 declarations

Sogrape Vinhos has become the first major Port company to make an official declaration of the 2011 vintage.

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 No Comments »

An ‘interesting phase’ ahead for Romaneira

Christian Seely has offered assurance that the sale of a majority stake in Quinta da Romaneira heralds a period of long-term stability and development for the Douro estate.

Friday, January 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Douro overcomes weather to produce “first rate” crop

Heat waves, drought and hail storms have failed to dampen the Douro winemakers’ spirits as Symington Family Estates declared the initial musts “first rate”.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 No Comments »

Cockburn’s retraces its golden age

Symington Family Estates set out an aim of restoring the Cockburn’s brand to its former glory, as the company hosted a vertical tasting from the Port house reaching back to 1896.

Friday, September 14th, 2012 No Comments »

Graham’s expands Douro holdings

Port house W&J Graham & Co has announced the purchase of a 19 hectare vineyard next door to its famous Quinta dos Malvedos property in the Upper Douro.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 No Comments »

Lurton sells Portuguese properties

François Lurton has sold his stake in two properties in the Douro Valley.

Monday, March 5th, 2012 No Comments »

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