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Portugal’s new wave

Published:  19 January, 2021

Ines Salpico reports on how the country’s winemakers are finally finding a balance between tradition and modernity 

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Port: Weathering the Covid storm

Published:  24 November, 2020

The UK remains at the forefront of the premium Port category, with sales of late-bottled vintage (LBV), quality white Port, aged tawnies, single vineyard and classic vintage ports, all remaining resilient through Covid. A nation of consumers stuck at home, looking to indulge, appears to have been largely positive for the quality end of UK Port sales. Built on a long-standing relationship with the UK, sales at Symington Family Estates are up 10% by value and 9% by volume compared with this time last year.

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González Byass releases rare 1878 vintage

Published:  02 November, 2020

González Byass has released an ultra-limited-edition Pedro Ximénez – with just 78 bottles for sale.

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Quinta do Noval white makes UK debut

Published:  21 September, 2020

Quinta do Noval has released its Cedro do Noval white table wine in the UK for the first time.

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Bar Douro launches Portuguese wine club

Published:  03 September, 2020

London-based Portuguese restaurant and wine bar, Bar Douro, has unveiled a new nationwide subscription wine service.

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Quinta de la Rosa latest to join Bibendum from FMV

Published:  03 September, 2020

Bibendum Wine has expanded its Douro menu with the addition of Quinta de la Rosa to its on-trade and Walker & Wodehouse portfolios.

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Howard’s Folly launches rosé

Published:  29 July, 2020

Portuguese boutique winery Howard’s Folly has launched its first rosé wine. 

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Sogevinus acquires Quinta da Boavista

Published:  30 June, 2020

Sogevinus has acquired historic Quinta da Boavista from Lima Smith for an undisclosed sum.

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New Wines of Portugal president outlines key priorities

Published:  24 June, 2020

New Wines of Portugal president Frederico Falcão has pointed out his priorities for his three-year mandate.  

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Winetraders adds first Portuguese producer

Published:  04 June, 2020

Winetraders has added Quinta da Pedra Alta to its portfolio, marking the company’s first Portuguese producer. 

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Sogevinus releases 2018 vintage Ports

Published:  05 May, 2020

Sogevinus has announced the release of four 2018 vintage Ports, one from each of its four Port houses.

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Symington announces vintage ports

Published:  14 April, 2020

The Symington Family has announced its 2018 vintage Ports - to be launched via live video presentation for the first time.  

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Sogrape declares 2018 vintage for Sandeman, Offley and Ferreira

Published:  09 April, 2020

Sogrape Estates has declared 2018 a vintage year for its Sandeman, Offley and Ferreira estates.

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Portugal: step into a world of difference

Published:  05 March, 2020

An ever-closer relationship between the UK and Portugal is having a positive knock-on effect on sales of this European underdog. Charles Metcalfe asks if Brexit will put a stop to progress? 

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Premiumisation arrives in Portugal

Published:  04 March, 2020

Portugal’s wine drinkers have upped their spending significantly over the last two years, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

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Portugal boosted by recovery of volumes

Published:  11 December, 2019

Several Portuguese wine regions have recovered volumes this year, bringing the country in line with its five year average, but in the new ‘abnormal’ of climate change, things aren’t quite adding up.

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Churchill’s appoints founder’s daughter as director of sales & marketing

Published:  11 December, 2019

Port producer Churchill's has appointed Zoe Graham – daughter of founder Johnny Graham - as its new sales & marketing director.

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Amathus unveils new Portuguese portfolio

Published:  03 December, 2019

Amathus Drinks has added more than 30 wines from 11 Portuguese producers.

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Symington sees light at the end of ‘mechanical harvester trial’ tunnel

Published:  05 November, 2019

Symington Family Estates has said it sees ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ in relation to its project to develop a mechanical harvester specially designed to work on terraces.

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Beyond the Tejo

Published:  16 October, 2019

Jo Gilbert digs deep into the vinous roots of southern Portugal to discover how three decades of investment continues to unearth indigenous gems.

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