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Douglas Blyde hears history, gains insight and tastes wines at Fells first summit

Published:  26 February, 2014

Combine one part history lesson with another part insight into the runnings of five family businesses, with a final part of tutored wine tastings, and the first Fells wine forum would result.

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Portuguese winery Esporão launches first vintage port

Published:  17 February, 2014
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Portugal: searching for an identity

Published:  07 February, 2014

It might not be top of the charts when it comes to sales, but there are few wine countries with as much untapped potential as Portgual. Richard Woodard reports

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?Esporão winery boosts eco-friendly credentials

Published:  22 January, 2014
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Amorim enjoys record year as it produces over 4 billion corks in 2013

Published:  16 December, 2013

Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world, has broken its own production record after manufacturing more than 4 billion mark cork stoppers this calendar year.  The news represents a major boost for cork, which continues its comeback after strong challenges from alternative closures.

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Taylor's to release 50 year old Port

Published:  16 December, 2013

The Fladgate Partnership is set to release a collection of 50 year old single harvest Ports under the Taylor's brand

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Amorim enjoys record year as it produces over 4 billion corks in 2013

Published:  16 December, 2013

Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world, has broken its own production record after manufacturing more than four billion mark cork stoppers this calendar year.  The news represents a major boost for cork, which continues its comeback after strong challenges from alternative closures.

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The Symingtons purchase highly coveted Quinta da Sarbordela

Published:  09 December, 2013

Symington Family Estates has bought the much coveted 30 hectare Quinta da Sabordela vineyard in the Douro valley which will now be incorporated in to the neighbouring Quinta do 

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Wineries are missing out on tourism profits warns Fladgate's Adrian Bridge

Published:  02 December, 2013

Producers are missing out on revenue from tourism because of a lack of understanding of how the tourism industry works and a failure to see how it could best benefit their core businesses, argued Adrian Bridge, chief executive, of The Fladgate Partnership, in his address to Wine Vision.

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Port houses stung further by increased costs in brandy says Symington Family Estates

Published:  22 November, 2013

Port producers continue to struggle with the large increases in wine brandy used in the port making that is putting serious pressure on their cost base, according to Symington Family Estatesone of the biggest players in the sector.

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Vinho Verde reports record export figures

Published:  02 October, 2013

Vinho Verde has reasons to celebrate, with exports hitting an all-time high and the past week marking its 105th birthday as a demarcated region in Portugal.

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Heavy rain in Douro valley hits 2013 Port harvest

Published:  01 October, 2013

The 2013 Port harvest has been hit by heavy rain in the Douro valley, with 34mm falling on Pinhao last Friday and Saturday, and more expected today (Tuesday) and tomorrow.

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Q&A: Diego Somoza and Esperanza Asencio, Iberiandrinks

Published:  30 September, 2013

With an expanding portfolio, Iberiandrinks is intent on conquering all corners of the UK. Patricia Langton talks to its founders, Diego Somoza and Esperanza Asencio.

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Symington named Douro Personality of the Year

Published:  26 July, 2013

The Portuguese Prime Minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, presented Paul Symington the Douro Personality of the Year award at a ceremony earlier this week.

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Behind the scenes at the Vintage 2011 Port Presentation

Published:  09 July, 2013

Three hours, 56 vintage port wines from top Douro Valley producers and a panoramic view of Oporto's beaches: what more could one ask for?

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Portugal sets its sights on pushing quality

Published:  11 June, 2013

As Portuguese wines gain steadier ground in the UK, Carol Emmas asks what the country needs to do to attract a wider audience

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Memorial service for Michael Symington CBE in London on May 31

Published:  23 May, 2013

The Symington family is holding a memorial service for Michael Symington in London on May 31.

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Mike Matthews on Stevens Garnier's Portuguese portfolio

Published:  17 May, 2013

Portuguese wines are good, fact! I'm not entirely sure why I tend to ignore them at trade events.

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Places running out for Wines of Portugal Wine Academy

Published:  30 April, 2013

Rising demand for Portuguese wine in the UK means places are filling up fast for the Wines of Portugal Wine Academy tastings being held, in association with Harpers Wine & Spirit, in June.

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Four new Sogrape red wines for Stevens Garnier

Published:  18 March, 2013

Stevens Garnier is taking on four red wines from Sogrape's Casa Ferreirinha "House of Little Ferreira" in the Douro valley, which were shown to the trade at last week's Wines of Portugal tasting in London.

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