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.
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.
Portuguese winemakers the Douro Boys have helped to raise €100,000 for disadvantaged Douro youths from sales of a special edition vintage Port.
Symington Family Estates has acquired a new property in the north-east of the Douro with 33 hectares of vineyards.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Graham’s has released its range of 10, 20 and 30 Year Old Ports in 20cl bottles in an effort to broaden its appeal and make the category more accessible.
Premium port brand Kopke has won its first UK multiple listing after its 1996 Colheita Port launched with Marks and Spencer online.
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