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David Gleave MW: 20 years of Liberty Wines

Published:  14 June, 2017

The year is 1997.

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Port on course to overtake sherry in the off-trade says Paul Symington

Published:  12 March, 2015

Port is set to overtake sherry in value sales in the off-trade in the next two years if current trends continue, according to Paul Symington, chairman of Symington Family Estates.

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Gonzalo Pedrosa steps down as head of Sogevinus

Published:  09 June, 2017

Gonzalo Pedrosa has stepped down as head of Port company Sogevinus in what has been described as “a mutually agreed decision” between the board and the former CEO.

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WSTA launches Christmas campaign to turnaround sales of fortified wines

Published:  20 December, 2016

The UK wine trade and consumers alike are being called upon to 'Save Santa's Sherry' in a festive campaign from the WSTA.

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

Published:  02 December, 2016

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

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World's oldest Port house launches into second major high street retailer

Published:  25 November, 2016

Historic Port brand, Kopke, is currently launching its Reserve Tawny Port into Waitrose - the second time the brand has been listed in a major national retailer in the UK, following the launch of its 1996 Colheita (an aged Tawny Port made with grapes from a single vintage) in M&S in September.

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Good harvest reported by Sogevinus after difficult year

Published:  23 November, 2016

High-quality Port and Douro wine producer Sogevinus is reporting a good harvest after a challenging vine-growing year, with exceptional results from the Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional varietals in particular.

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Sandeman re-launches aged tawnies to "re-affirm leadership" in fastest growing UK Port category

Published:  14 November, 2016

Sandeman is aiming to put its stamp on the tawny category with its new look range of 10, 20, 30 and 40 year-old aged tawnies.

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The future of fortified

Published:  19 October, 2016

Fortified wines may have been gaining traction in the UK, according to sommeliers and the on-trade, and they certainly fit well into the premium message, but export volume and value numbers have been mixed.

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"World's oldest Port house" teams up with M&S for first major UK listing

Published:  16 August, 2016

Premium Port brand, Kopke, has launched its 1996 Colheita Port at Marks & Spencer online.

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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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Sandeman: Port bottled with spirit attitude

Published:  04 May, 2016

Sandeman is showcasing its rebranded tawny port at the London Wine Fair - which has been bottled to resemble a whiskey bottle.

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Port-inspired pub opens in collaboration with Symington Family Estates

Published:  22 April, 2016

The quintessential Portuguese drink has inspired a collaboration between Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars and Symington Family Estates to open the Fitzherbert Arms, a traditional English pub stocking over 30 different Ports. 

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Graham's Port and BBR mark royal birthday with unique limited edition release

Published:  31 March, 2016

Graham's Port is partnering with Berry Bros. & Rudd on a limited edition Port to mark the forthcoming 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Croft Pink raises profile with new 50cl bottle

Published:  02 March, 2016

The Fladgate Partnership has released a new 50cl bottle for its Croft Pink Rosé Port designed to appeal to both the on- and off-trade.

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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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Strong Cockburn's Port sales drive category growth

Published:  25 January, 2016

Sales of leading Port brand Cockburn's rose 14% in 2015, owner Symington Family Estates announced today.

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Taylor's releases limited edition 1966 Single Harvest Port

Published:  22 January, 2016

Taylor's Port has announced the release of a 1966 Single Harvest, the third in a series of 50-year-old, limited edition Ports.

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Q&A: George Sandeman, Sandeman Port

Published:  15 December, 2015

As the iconic Port producer celebrates its 225th anniversary, seventh-generation family member George Sandeman presented a limited release of the 2000 Vintage Port in London. Anne Krebiehl MW met him to talk through the changing fortunes of Port

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Port harvest survives Cyclone Henry in excellent health

Published:  06 November, 2015

The 2015 port harvest was both early and conducted in ideal conditions for picking, The Fladgate Partnership has revealed.

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