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Wednesday 25 November 2015


Port should emulate cider’s success in the on-trade

Port needs to learn from the success of iced cider in order to tap into a new generation of drinkers in the on-trade, according to a leading port industry figure.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015 2 Comments »

Port ‘part of Hong Kong’s wine landscape’

The Vintage Port Academy’s annual tasting in Hong Kong shone a light on the Douro’s Single Quintas and classic vintages.

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Six white grapes to watch in the Douro

Following yesterday’s article on the red grapes to watch in Port country, we turn our attention to the potential varieties for great white wine from the Douro.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures: Hong Kong

Tasting some of Burgundy’s finest, a vintage Port decanting competition and meeting Hawksmoor’s Josh Reynolds. It’s been a busy week for the db HK team.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Five grapes to watch in the Douro

Symington Family Estates is pinning its hopes on five lesser-known grapes for raising the quality of Port and table wine from the Douro. We consider their characteristics.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 2 Comments »

Queen serves Ridgeview to Chinese premier

China’s president Xi Jinping was treated to English sparkling wine, white Burgundy, first growth Bordeaux and Vin de Constance at last night’s UK state dinner.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 4 Comments »

The Douro’s top 10 Single Quintas

Vintage Ports may be the highest expression of Port but they would be nothing without their constituent single quinta parts. Here we list ten of the most famous.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 3 Comments »

Aged tawny Port sees €10m sales surge

The aged tawny Port category has grown by more than €10 million in the past four years, despite the recessionary environment.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 No Comments »

The Ardmore releases Port wood finish whisky

The Ardmore has released a single malt whisky matured for 12 years in American white oak Bourbon barrels and finished in European half Port pipes.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Cockburn’s marks bicentenary with new vineyard

Cockburns has marked its bicentenary year by extending its Quinta dos Canais vineyard, planting the native Portuguese grape Alicante Bouschet for the first time.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 1 Comment »

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