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Tuesday 3 March 2015

Symington Family Estates

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 »

Symington unveils 2012 vintage offer

Symington Family Estates has announced 2012 vintage en primeur offers for three of its most prestigious single quinta Ports.

Friday, April 25th, 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 »

Symington acquisition to boost Bomfim

Symington Family Estates has bought Quinta da Sabordela, a 30-hectare estate lying adjacent to Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim.

Monday, December 9th, 2013 No Comments »

Brandy price surge costs Port extra €14m

The rising price of brandy in Europe has forced Port producers to pay an extra €14 million for the fortifying spirit this year.

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

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