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”.
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.
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.
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