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Saturday 23 May 2015

Portugal

Madeira clarifies message

A series of changes to the permitted labeling terms used for Madeira aim to clarify and formalise information about one of the world’s most complex wine categories.

Monday, May 11th, 2015 1 Comment »

Sandeman unveils Seixo 2013

Sandeman has declared around 1,000 cases of vintage Port from its Quinta do Seixo property, the latest step in what the house has promised will be “a very long period of innovation”.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Noval declares ‘irresistibly delicious’ 2013

Quinta do Noval has become one of the few Port houses to declare a 2013 vintage Port, although poor weather during harvest means that quantities are limited to just 1,200 cases.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 Port releases for 2015

There used to be little sign of activity from the Port category outside an occasional vintage declaration, but in recent years that’s all changed.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 No Comments »

The Douro in pictures

Is there any wine region more beautiful that the Douro? the drinks business visited last week to discover some exciting styles, including a number of venerable upcoming releases, and soak up the glorious springtime scenery.

Monday, April 27th, 2015 No Comments »

IVDP sets out strategy for divergent Douro

As sales of Douro wine soar, the IVDP president has stressed a need for Port to focus on raising value over volume, arguing that the category’s controversial production quota is an important consideration in this mission.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Pinto toasts ‘sensational’ 25 year tasting

Portuguese wines could one day rival the likes of Burgundy and Bordeaux in terms of their ageing potential, suggests one producer following a landmark tasting of its wines dating back to 1990.

Friday, March 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Douro wine pioneer hails progress

“There’s still a long way to go,” believes João Nicolau de Almeida of Ramos Pinto as the estate marks the 25th anniversary of his pioneering first Douro table wine.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Portugal hits new UK heights

Portuguese wine built on its recent upward curve in the UK last year with a 19% rise in bottled still wine export volumes and 64% growth for sparkling wines.

Monday, March 9th, 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 »

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