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Saturday 28 February 2015

Port

Five wines you never knew were ‘natural’

We round up a handful of wines that are delicious, varied, and do without any manipulative cellar techniques – but don’t class themselves as “natural”.

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 1 Comment »

Wine picks for Chinese New Year

Hong Kong’s merchants make their fine wine recommendations for Chinese New Year – from Port to Champagne and the Rhône.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Fonseca marks 200th birthday

The Fonseca Port house has announced a worldwide programme of events and limited edition releases to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

Friday, February 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Symington unveils full ProWein lineup

Ahead of ProWein next month, Port producer Symington Family Estates has revealed the brands it plans to showcase at the wine event in Dusseldorf.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux grapes in Douro ‘nonsense’

Planting international grapes in the Douro would be “pure nonsense”, according to Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Virgin hails sparkling success

The UK thirst for Champagne and Prosecco helped online retailer Virgin Wines to achieve its best Christmas ever, with like-for-like December sales up 20%.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Conditions for Vintage Port favour table wines

The conditions required for making great Port are the same as those needed for creating the region’s best table wines too, according to Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Ferreira’s 1815 Port to be auctioned

Port producer Ferreira’s “Waterloo Vintage” will be auctioned in London during the bicentennial commemorations of the battle, with proceeds going to charity.

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 2 Comments »

Cockburn’s celebrates 200th birthday

Cockburn’s Port is preparing to mark its bicentenary, having first been established by Scotsman Robert Cockburn and his brother John in 1815.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 1 Comment »

Team db’s top Christmas tipples

As Christmas draws tantalisingly close, team db’s thoughts have turned to the all important question of what to crack open on Christmas day.

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 2 Comments »

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