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Headline Heroes: The tawny revolution

Published:  10 January, 2024

James Lawrence looks at the resurgence of an  aged Port to appeal to new consumers

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Graham’s release on-trade exclusive 3-litre bottle

Published:  16 October, 2023

Released exclusively for the on-trade, iconic port house Graham’s has embarked on its latest marketing push, to incentivise more consumers to drink fortified. 

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Symington predicts ‘high quality vintage’ in Douro

Published:  11 September, 2023

With the red grapes still coming in across various estates, leading producer Symington Family Estates is predicting one of the best Douro vintages in recent years.

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Second outing for Quinta do Noval’s Terroir Series

Published:  25 August, 2023

Quinta do Noval has launched the second wine from their ultra-premium, limited edition Terroir Series – a collaboration between Carlos Agrellos, Noval’s technical director, and Christian Seely.

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Graham’s launches first NFT with 1970 and 2020 Vintage Port

Published:  24 July, 2023

Symington Family Estates famed port brand Graham's, is the latest wine business to join the NFT (non-fungible tokens) trend.

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UK Port celebrates 650 years history of Portuguese alliance

Published:  16 June, 2023

The UK Port industry is celebrating six-and-a-half centuries of cooperation and trade this week, which included a celebratory dinner hosted by Taylor’s in the Tower of London’s White Tower.

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Sogevinus launches 2021 Kopke and Burmester ports of ‘great elegance’

Published:  18 April, 2023

The Sogevinus Group has announced the launch of two Single Quinta Vintages – Kopke Quinta de São Luiz 2021 and Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo 2021. 

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Paul Symington receives CMG at Windsor Castle

Published:  20 February, 2023

Paul Symington received the CMG (Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George) from His Majesty King Charles III at Windsor Castle on 14 February for services to UK/Portugal relations and to social and environmental sustainability in Portugal. The award was announced in Her Majesty the Queen’s last Birthday Honours list in the spring of 2022.

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2022 harvest puts Sogevinus ‘to the test’

Published:  28 November, 2022

Leading Port and still wine producer Sogevinus is celebrating making its way through a "very difficult and challenging harvest", which was able to overcome significant viticultural challenges, including heat intensity and the lack of rainfall, particularly when it came to lower altitude vines.

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2022 Douro harvest: “We faced some of the greatest challenges that our family has seen”

Published:  12 October, 2022

Following the theme in many European wine-growing regions this year, the 2022 Douro harvest has now been confirmed as the earliest ever recorded in the region.

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Symington Family Estates to host inaugural Douro sommelier camp

Published:  31 August, 2022

Symington has unveiled plans to host the first edition of the Douro Somm Camp this September - an immersive educational bootcamp for the winners of 13 national sommelier competitions across Europe.

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Taylor's and Quinta do Noval declare 2020 vintages

Published:  25 April, 2022

Taylor's, one of the most historic Port Wine houses of the Douro Valley region has released its Quinta de Vargellas Vintage 2020, following a 2020 season characterised by "extraordinarily high sugar levels". 

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Sogevinus declares 2020 a ‘classic’ vintage

Published:  03 March, 2022

Port company the Sogevinus group has announced the launch of four classic Vintage Ports, one from each of its brands: Kopke, Burmester, Cálem and Barros.

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Symington taps into rebellious side for Port-inspired speakeasy

Published:  13 December, 2021

With the mantra of “not your grandfather’s port club”, Symington Family Estates has teamed up with Rebel Port Club to launch a speakeasy style pop-up experience in London aimed at initiating a new generation of port drinkers.

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Port’s new groove

Published:  03 December, 2021

An explosion of on-trend Port products with instant drinkability is providing a fillip to a previously flatlining category, finds Jo Gilbert. 

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Symington Family Estates launches new ‘School of Port’ series

Published:  21 October, 2021

Symington Family Estates has launched a new video course ‘School of Port’, an online video course about port and the Douro.

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Brits hoover up Portuguese wine as loss of tourism shows the “Portuguese don’t drink Port”

Published:  29 September, 2021

As the biggest consumers of wine per capita globally, it might be expected that domestic sales of Portuguese wines would have fared well over the course of the pandemic, where drinkers globally were largely turned onto local vinous offerings.

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Fladgate Partnership heralds return to “normal”, though warm winters and hail persist

Published:  21 September, 2021

The Fladgate Partnership has welcomed the return of normal weather conditions in the Douro, with a mild summer in 2021 allowing for differentiated ripening across vineyards and lending “flavour, elegance and natural acidity to the grapes”.

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Seaside pop-ups for Cockburn’s Port

Published:  23 August, 2021

Cockburn’s Port is hoping to encourage more “unexpected ways” of drinking Port with two seaside-themed pop-up bars this summer, one in Brighton and one in Falmouth.

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Sogevinus declares 2019 a vintage year

Published:  15 March, 2021

Sogevinus Fine Wines has declared the launch of two single Quinta vintages, Kopke Quinta de São Luiz 2019 and Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo 2019, as well as two classic vintages under the seal of Casas Cálem and Barros.

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