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Sogrape declares its 2011 Port vintage as one of the best in history

Published:  28 March, 2013

Portuguese producer, Sogrape, has announced its 2011 Port vintage could have the "greatest potential for ageing" than any vintage in the history of its Ferreira, Offley and Sandeman ports.

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Maison Cazes acquires new vineyard

Published:  25 February, 2013

Roussillon producer Maison Cazes has acquired vineyard Les Clos des Paulilles in Collioure and Banyuls.

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Cockburn's back at number one in the UK

Published:  28 January, 2013

Cockburn's has regained its number one status as the UK's biggest Port brand according to the latest Nielsen statistics released by brand owner Symingtons.

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NRB announces strongest chef line-up to date

Published:  25 January, 2013

The north's hospitality trade show, Northern Restaurant & Bar, has announced its strongest line-up to date of chefs who will cook in the Chef Live theatre at its event in Manchester Central in March 2013.

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Port shipments to UK increase by 6%

Published:  22 January, 2013

The Port Wine Institute has reported a 6% increase in total Port shipped to the UK in 2012, despite difficult economic conditions, according to Symington Family Estates.

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Northern Restaurant & Bar 2013 calls for registration

Published:  17 December, 2012

The north's hospitality trade show, Northern Restaurant & Bar, has announced it will be 20% larger on its return to Manchester Central in March 2013.

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Northern Restaurant & Bar show larger in 2013

Published:  12 December, 2012

The north's hospitality trade show, Northern Restaurant & Bar, has announced it will be 20% larger on its return to Manchester Central in March 2013.

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How Champagne will be one of the cheapest parts of this year's Christmas dinner

Published:  10 December, 2012


Whilst the cost of much of our Christmas dinner has soared in the last five years, the average price of the cheapest bottle of Champagne is nearly 10% cheaper.

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Aldi launches super premium wine range

Published:  21 November, 2012

Discount retailer Aldi has launched a super premium wine range which it claims seriously undercuts prices in other specialists.

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Costco starts selling wine online in UK

Published:  02 November, 2012

Wholesaler Costco has launched its UK ecommerce site, including its wine range, which is open to both members and non-members.

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Anne Krebiehl looks at opportunities for Fonseca port with Fladgate's Adrian Bridge

Published:  23 October, 2012

"We've always described Fonseca as a more voluptuous style of Port: it has this big structure, this big weight of fruit," explains Adrian Bridge, managing director of the Fladgate Partnership which incorporates the houses of Taylor, Fonseca and Croft.

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Port begins to shed its stuffy image

Published:  19 October, 2012

Port is beginning to shed its stuffy image and is appealing to a younger, more female-led market, according to Fells marketing controller Mark Symonds.

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Appleton Estate International Bartender Challenge finalists announced

Published:  19 October, 2012

Nine global bartenders are to gather in Jamaica next week to compete in the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum International Bartender Challenge 2012.

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Jazz FM launches Tasting Thursday with Taylor's Port

Published:  18 October, 2012

The first Port-focused Tasting Thursday with Taylor's will begin this evening on Jazz FM, as part of the Dinner Jazz programme.

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Cape Winemakers Guild Auction achieves record takings

Published:  16 October, 2012

The 28th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction has set record-breaking figures with the highest turnover and a complete sellout of all wines.

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Port producers can learn lessons from whisky industry

Published:  12 October, 2012

Port producers should look to the whisky industry for packaging and marketing inspiration in order to safeguard the Douro's future.

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Patrick Sandeman dies in skydiving accident

Published:  24 September, 2012

Leading wine merchant Patrick Sandeman has been killed in a freak skydiving accident in Cambridgeshire over the weekend.

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Berry Bros & Rudd launches premium glassware range

Published:  28 August, 2012

Berry Bros & Rudd has launched a new premium handmade glassware range designed to improve the tasting experience.

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NZ and OZ winemakers hit the road with Negociants

Published:  24 August, 2012

Winemakers from Australia and New Zealand will be hitting the road this month as Negociants embarks on its first ever UK winemaker tour, in order to re-establish close links with the trade.

 

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Obituary: Amyas John Symington

Published:  16 July, 2012

Amyas John Symington died on June 28 2012 in northern Portugal.

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