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Tuesday 6 October 2015


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 »

Croft opens Douro estate to tourists

Croft Port has opened its estate in the Douro Valley to the public having completed work on its new visitor centre at Quinta da Roêda.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Cockburn’s given 200th birthday makeover

Cockburn’s Port will be appearing in limited edition coloured tins in the UK from November as part of the brand’s bicentenary this year.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Hopes high for a vintage Port year

Could 2015 prove a vintage year for Port? Symington Family Estates has pointed to “potentially outstanding” quality as it prepares to start harvest next week.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Top new product launches

A seaside gin distilled in Edinburgh, a rare, cask-aged 1965 Port and an organic sparkler from Chile’s Limarí Valley are among this month’s top new product releases.

Friday, July 17th, 2015 2 Comments »

Port producers ‘need to work in a cooperative way’

Producers in the Douro need to work more cooperatively to guarantee their future, according to Gonzalo Pedrosa, CEO at Sogevinus.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Cockburn’s wins the boat race

Cockburn’s has won the 2015 Barcos Rabelos race, featuring the boats that were traditionally used to carry Port down the Douro to the lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Symington Estates to uncover Douro’s best grapes

Symington Family Estates has planted an experimental vineyard in the hottest part of the Douro to uncover which native grapes are best-suited to the extreme conditions of the Portuguese region.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Remembering Robin Reid OBE: 1925-2015

One of the Port trade’s most liked, respected and influential figures, Robin Allan Noel Reid OBE, has died aged 89.

Friday, June 19th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Bliss in Bordeaux, hearing of Virginia’s vinous ambition, and healthy helpings of jamon helped make this week in the wine trade particularly memorable.

Friday, June 12th, 2015 No Comments »

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