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Friday 20 January 2017 loc: GB

Portugal

Remembering the man who ‘saved Port in the 70s’

Paul Symington pays tribute to former President of Portugal Mário Soares, who died on Saturday aged 92, and had “effectively saved Port in the 1970s”.

Monday, January 9th, 2017 No Comments »

Sogrape woos Japan with new-look Vinho Verde

Portugal’s largest producer Sogrape has marketed a new design of its Gazela Vinho Verde exclusively for the Japanese market in a bid to win over consumers.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Battlefield vineyards: part 2

Part two features the battles of Dürnstein, Porto, Champagne and Nuits and the destruction of Peru’s wine industry in the War of the Pacific.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

‘Port needs to come out of the dinosaur age’

Paul Symington of Symington Family Estates has said that Port needs to shake off its “private men’s club” image to attract a younger audience of drinkers.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Douro Boys Port raises €100,000 for youth charity

Portuguese winemakers the Douro Boys have helped to raise €100,000 for disadvantaged Douro youths from sales of a special edition vintage Port.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Symington acquires new quinta

Symington Family Estates has acquired a new property in the north-east of the Douro with 33 hectares of vineyards.

Friday, November 4th, 2016 No Comments »

The six leading grapes of Port

Although they are little-known in the wider world of wine, six key grapes make up the majority of Port production – and we look at what they bring to the blend.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 No Comments »

New Douro tasting to focus on minerality

The New Douro tasting returns to London this year and will focus on minerality with a seminar posing the question: why have white Douro wines become so hip?

Friday, October 21st, 2016 No Comments »

The Douro in pictures: The Fladgate Partnership

db ventured to the UNESCO registered Douro region as guests of The Fladgate Partnership, discovering Port a-plenty, jazzy tuk tuks and a liking for kid goat.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 No Comments »

Port producers raise €100,000 for charity

Last week, Port producers handed over a cheque for €100,000 to a charity for underprivileged children in the Douro valley – one of the poorest areas in Western Europe.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 No Comments »

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