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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  26 August, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Wines of Portugal partners with D&D London for 'Viva Portugal!' throughout September

Published:  23 August, 2016

Wines of Portugal has partnered with premium casual dining group, D&D London, to host "Viva Portugal!" a month long campaign in September across 20 of their outlets.

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Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner talks Encruzado and Alvarinho

Published:  21 July, 2016

Lukasz Walkowiak, sommelier at Oxo Tower, has been named the Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner 2016.

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Vinho Verde grows up as producers focus in on quality and single variety wines

Published:  22 June, 2016

More than the Alentejo, more even perhaps than Douro, Vinho Verde is Portuguese wine's big success story, boasting a name and style recognition that is the envy of other wine regions.

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Portuguese still wine producers' patience is paying off

Published:  09 June, 2016

While Portugal is still most famous for its fortified wines, Portuguese still wines are gaining ground in the world of wine, but it has been a long road.

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Importer profile: Red Squirrel

Published:  30 May, 2016

Since 2012, London-based importer Red Squirrel has been focusing on "squirrelling" out new and rare wines to bring to the UK market.

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Crush Wines invests in Portugal's resurgence

Published:  18 May, 2016

Crush Wines is vouching for the growing reputation of Portuguese wines as no longer just "after dinner digestifs" by adding a producer to its portfolio.

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Analysis: New wine regions continue to emerge

Published:  12 May, 2016

New wine regions and areas with renewed vigour continue to emerge on to the world stage. Has there ever been a better time to drink wine?

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Graham's expands Vintage Port Bond to be available to purchase as an individual bottle

Published:  10 May, 2016

Symington Family Estates famed port brand Graham's, will now offer single bottles of vintage port for sale during the year that it is harvested following the success of the Vintage Port Bond case offering last year.

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Vinho Verde wines gaining traction in the UK market

Published:  07 April, 2016

Vinho Verde wines are gaining traction in the UK and at yesterday's annual Vinho Verde tasting where 27 producers were showcasing over 130 wines from one of Portugal's more recognised regions, they are looking to grow their UK market share.

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Analysis: Why are Portugese wines still struggling in the UK?

Published:  17 March, 2016

It really is one of the great mysteries of modern wine retailing: why hasn't the huge critical acclaim accorded to Portuguese wines translated into either higher shelf sales or wider recognition amongst the wine-buying public?

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Portugal wine exports up in UK as quality message hits home

Published:  03 March, 2016

Portugal's wine exports to the UK grew 4% in value in 2015, according to figures released yesterday by ViniPortugal.

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Taylor's Port takes home two from Cellars in the Sky awards

Published:  24 February, 2016

Taylor's has won two medals at the annual Cellars in the Sky awards, held at the Hilton London Bankside earlier this week.

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Wine world prepares for Vinisud 2016

Published:  10 February, 2016

Over 1,700 exhibitors will converge on Montpellier next week for Vinisud, the biennial International Mediterranean Wines and Spirits Exhibition.

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Insights: Is Portuguese wine finally taking hold in the UK?

Published:  10 February, 2016

Portugal ticks all the boxes when it comes to wine and yet remains under-represented on UK lists. But could it make its mark in 2016?

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New UK managing director for Sogrape

Published:  02 February, 2016

Portuguese wine producer Sogrape has appointed Gonçalo Sousa Machado as its new managing director in the UK.

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Vinho Verde 2016 annual London tasting revealed

Published:  27 January, 2016

The date of this year's annual Vinho Verde tasting has been announced.

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Paul Symington: "Port needs to change with the times"

Published:  13 October, 2015

Paul Symington said that to ensure the future of the category, "Port needs to change with the times". He is optimistic that the recent success of aged tawny Ports is a step in the right direction for the category as whole.

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Bottle-shaped tins to encase Cockburn's Special Reserve in run-up to Christmas

Published:  17 September, 2015

Cockburn's Special Reserve port is to be available in three brightly-coloured tins in selected retail accounts from November.

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Justin Keay: Exploring the uniqueness of wines from the Dao, Portugal

Published:  20 August, 2015

Justin Keay discovers what makes Dao wines so unique.

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