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Monday 31 August 2015

Symington Family Estates

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 »

Bordeaux grapes in Douro ‘nonsense’

Planting international grapes in the Douro would be “pure nonsense”, according to Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Conditions for Vintage Port favour table wines

The conditions required for making great Port are the same as those needed for creating the region’s best table wines too, according to Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Graham’s tackles vintage Port conundrum

Graham’s is offering people the chance to pre-purchase vintage Port in the year of its harvest in order to meet demand for birth and wedding gifts.

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 No Comments »

Douro reflects on ‘The Year of the Fox’

Dramatic landslides and heavy rainstorms have brought mixed results from the Douro in a year that Symington Family Estates’ managing director Paul Symington has dubbed “The Year of the Fox”.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Graham’s launches tawny Port from 1882

Symington Family Estates has launched a single harvest tawny from 1882 under the Graham’s label.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 No Comments »

Portugal hopes to repeat Super Tuscan feat

Portuguese wine is “on the cusp” of breaking into the fine wine market, just as the Super Tuscans did during the 1980s, believes one major Douro producer.

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 No Comments »

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