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Friday 18 April 2014

Portugal

Wines of Portugal: London tasting

Portugal continues to make beautiful waves in the wine trade. Of all countries, it is hard to find one which offers better value for money.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Beer-marinated meat lowers cancer risk

Marinating meat in pilsner or black beers before throwing them on a coal-fired grill can apparently help lower potentially harmful amounts of carcinogens.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 1 Comment »

Vinho Verde UK exports surge

Vinho Verde has continued its upward trend in the UK with exports rising by 13% in 2o13, according to recent figures.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 No Comments »

New wave Vinho Verde changing region’s landscape

A new wave of drier, varietally-labelled Vinho Verde is boosting Portugal’s international sales, but is the region abandoning its traditional approach too quickly?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Portugal uncovers ‘hidden sales channels’

Wines of Portugal has highlighted a discrepancy between its export statistics and sales figures from FMCG data agencies, claiming that the country’s UK sales are “misrepresented”.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 No Comments »

Portugal rewards UK supporters

The Association of Portuguese Wine Importers celebrated its 10th Wines of Portugal Awards last night, recognising some of the category’s biggest UK trade supporters.

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 2 Comments »

Top 10 wine consuming countries

You would expect Italy and France to make a top 10 of wine consuming countries per capita, but data from the California Wine Institute also threw up a few surprises.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Esporão adds first vintage Port

Portuguese producer Esporão has launched its first ever vintage Port in the form of Quinta dos Murças 2011.

Monday, February 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Liv-ex launches Fine Wine 1000 index

Liv-ex has launched a new fine wine index covering more wine regions to reflect the changing shape of what is now a US$4 billion market.

Friday, January 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Wine and Warfare part 5: How the Barossa got its name

How the Peninsular War affected one famous Port family and an obscure battle in Spain gave its name to a well known Australian wine region.

Friday, December 20th, 2013 2 Comments »

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