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Long Read: What to do about fortified wines' straitened market?

Published:  23 September, 2021

Jacopo Mazzeo looks at what regions such as the Douro and Jerez are doing to survive in a market increasingly hostile to fortified wines and explores whether these efforts are effective. Port, for instance, is heading in two diametrically opposed directions: simplification and (extra) premiumisation, with new categories that span from youth-friendly RTDs to Tawny 50yo and White 50yo. Sherry meanwhile, has just changed a number of its regulations and now embraces unfortified wine.


UK Copa Jerez finalists revealed

Published:  11 May, 2021

Three chef and sommelier teams have been chosen to attend the UK final for Copa Jerez in London later this month. 


Breaking the mould

Published:  12 November, 2018

Chris Wilson looks at the age-old conundrum – how can fortified wine break away from its seasonal reputation?


Majestic reports surging Sherry sales

Published:  15 August, 2017

Majestic Wine has reported a 46% hike in annual Sherry sales driven by an increasing thirst for the tipple among Britain’s ‘hipsters’.