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British Port Association appoints first female treasurer

The Association of British Port shippers has appointed its first woman treasurer in its 200-year history.

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 No Comments »

Fortified Masters 2016: the results

The latest edition of db’s Fortified Masters showed what great quality wines producers are making across the board, with 20% of entries being awarded Masters and one third of the entrants being given a Gold medal.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 1 Comment »

‘Port sales are not in decline’ says Fells MD

Port sales are not in decline, according to Steve Moody, MD at Fells, in response to WSTA figures published last month recording a 26% drop in UK Port sales in the past 10 years.

Monday, January 9th, 2017 No Comments »

Fortified wine sales drop 50% in 10 years

Sales of fortified wine in the UK have more than halved in the past 10 years while the duty paid on them has near quadrupled, figures from the WSTA confirm.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Fortified wine in restaurants: Fresh o-port-unities

While it is vital for producers to present Port in a modern light, they must also take care to preserve its unique and quirky traditions, writes Gabriel Stone.

Monday, November 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Sandeman revamps tawny Port range

Sandeman is rolling out new clear bottles for its tawny Port range in the first step to boost the ‘under-appreciated’ category and get people drinking Port outside its traditional post-dinner and Christmas slots.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Port producers raise €100,000 for charity

Last week, Port producers handed over a cheque for €100,000 to a charity for underprivileged children in the Douro valley – one of the poorest areas in Western Europe.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Sogevinus focuses on still wine expansion

Port producer Sogevinus is set to double production of its still wines and consolidate the wine range as it rethinks its strategy.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 No Comments »

Grubb’s Madeira collection for sale

A collection of rare Madeira from the cellar of Patrick Grubb MW is to go on sale in London next month.

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Top 10 myths about Sherry

Few wines are as misunderstood – and as worthy of understanding – as Sherry. Which is why db is pleased to provide a touch of clarity with its top 10 myths about Sherry.

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 4 Comments »

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