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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Symington Family Estates

Six white grapes to watch in the Douro

Following yesterday’s article on the red grapes to watch in Port country, we turn our attention to the potential varieties for great white wine from the Douro.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Five grapes to watch in the Douro

Symington Family Estates is pinning its hopes on five lesser-known grapes for raising the quality of Port and table wine from the Douro. We consider their characteristics.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 2 Comments »

Aged tawny Port sees €10m sales surge

The aged tawny Port category has grown by more than €10 million in the past four years, despite the recessionary environment.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Cockburn’s marks bicentenary with new vineyard

Cockburns has marked its bicentenary year by extending its Quinta dos Canais vineyard, planting the native Portuguese grape Alicante Bouschet for the first time.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 1 Comment »

Cockburn’s given 200th birthday makeover

Cockburn’s Port will be appearing in limited edition coloured tins in the UK from November as part of the brand’s bicentenary this year.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 2 Comments »

Hopes high for a vintage Port year

Could 2015 prove a vintage year for Port? Symington Family Estates has pointed to “potentially outstanding” quality as it prepares to start harvest next week.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Douro DOC: ready to bloom?

With 25 years experience now under their belt, Douro DOC wine producers are branching out in some exciting directions and attracting influential attention.

Friday, August 14th, 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 »

Bomfim opens centre to entice Porto tourists

Symington Family Estates has opened a new visitor centre in the Douro to capitalise on the “booming” tourist industry in Porto.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

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