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Sunday 5 July 2015

Portugal

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 »

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 »

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