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.
“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.
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.
The Fonseca Port house has announced a worldwide programme of events and limited edition releases to celebrate its 200th anniversary.
Cockburn’s Port is preparing to mark its bicentenary, having first been established by Scotsman Robert Cockburn and his brother John in 1815.
Portuguese wines offer UK consumers the best value for money for their quality according to a recent survey carried out by Wotwine.
Amorim is stepping up the promotional push for its Helix twist-open natural cork after reporting a positive early reaction to this innovation.
Sandeman is celebrating its 225th anniversary next year with the release of its first ever single cask of Very Old Tawny Port.
Quinta do Noval custodian Christian Seely is on a mission to spearhead the Douro Valley’s dry red revolution at his own property, Quinta da Romaneira.
The Symington Family has introduced its new look Graham’s 2009 Late Bottled Vintage, produced in a very hot year which resulted in very low yields.
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