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.
Christian Seely, the port-loving MD of AXA Millésimes, speaks to the drinks business about his biggest vice and why ambition is more important than talent.
Liv-ex has been tracking the ratio of bids to offers for signs of a recovery, and in the week to 21 August recorded it had hit 0.46, the highest since March.
Port house, Quinta do Noval, has made a late declaration of the 2012 vintage, nearly three months after the traditional date to do so.
Christian Seely, managing director of Pichon Baron and Quinta do Noval owners AXA Millésimes, has revealed that Brazil is proving a “red hot” market for wine sales.
Champagne tasting, beer and chocolate matching, bar celebrations and some very special Port have all featured in another fun and busy week in the drinks industry.
Quinta do Noval has given the first ever public tasting of its “secret” Nacional 2004 as the Douro estate confirmed a plan to release this rare vintage Port next year.
Port producers are reporting significant demand from markets worldwide in the wake of their superlative-fuelled 2011 vintage declarations.
Jancis Robinson MW picks a “stunning value” wine from one of her “very favourite Beaujolais producers”, while Susy Atkins makes a case for oaked whites.
Quinta do Noval has launched a new website to provide a fresh insight into the historic Douro Valley property.
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