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Symington reveals first wines made outside the Douro

Published:  29 May, 2019

The Symington family has launched the first wines from its new project at Quinta da Fonte Souto in the Portalegre sub-region of the Alentejo in southern Portugal.


Quinta da Aveleda turns to rosé in £6 million Algarve investment

Published:  01 March, 2019

Portuguese wine producer Quinta da Aveleda has announced a £6 million investment in the Algarve, which is expected to primarily focus on the production of rosé wines.


Moving beyond the Douro

Published:  14 February, 2019

Value for money and a wealth of styles is making up for the lack of a stand-out varietal star in Portugal. Charles Metcalfe reports


Portuguese wine is booming, says new report

Published:  08 February, 2019

The latest Wine Intelligence report on Portugal says the wine category in the country is growing “significantly” year on year, driven in part by a rise in tourism and “economic recovery after years of financial crisis”.


Howard’s Folly to up production five-fold

Published:  17 October, 2018

Howard’s Folly is poised to increase its production five-fold from 60,000 to 300,000 bottles over the next five years.


Harpers catches up with Esporao's David Baverstock

Published:  14 May, 2018

Over the past 15-20 years, Portugal's wine industry has been transformed. Quality has been pushed to the forefront; producers have returned to native varieties in a big way, recognising them as Portugal's raison d'etre in a crowded and competitive global wine industry. Meanwhile, regions that were once also-rans have emerged with distinctive styles and a renewed commitment to local traditions.


Portugal Uncovered

Published:  26 March, 2018

Following on from last month’s Simplesmente Vinho in Portugal, Sarah Ahmed takes a look at the producers really shaking things up for the country’s wine scene


Portuguese wine sales soar at Majestic

Published:  20 March, 2018

Sales of Portuguese wine at Majestic soared in the past year driven by indigenous grapes.


Symington collaborates on robot field trials as labour shortfall hits Douro

Published:  11 September, 2017

Symington Family Estates has been at the centre of trials to robotise vineyards in a bid to make up for a workforce deficit in the Douro.