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Wednesday 2 September 2015

Portugal

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 »

Douro DOC: ready to bloom?

With 25 years experience now under their belt, Douro DOC wine producers are branching out in some exciting directions and attracting influential attention.

Friday, August 14th, 2015 No Comments »

BBC wine choice causes sales rush

Majestic has reported the busiest online trading period in its history after a recommendation for a Portuguese wine on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 1 Comment »

Portuguese wines ‘need to crack’ China

Despite good sales in many Asian countries, Portuguese wines have yet to make a big mark on China, but this looks set to change, according to one export director.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 No 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 »

Alentejo the ‘Swartland of Portugal’

The expansive region of Alentejo is the “Swartland of Portugal” according to Portuguese wine expert Sarah Ahmed, due to a recent influx of exciting small growers.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 1 Comment »

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 »

Cockburn’s to launch ‘lost’ 1977 vintage

Cockburn’s is set to release its 1977 vintage for the first time as part of work to restore the Port brand to its former glory.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 1 Comment »

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 »

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