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Portugal boosted by recovery of volumes

Published:  11 December, 2019

Several Portuguese wine regions have recovered volumes this year, bringing the country in line with its five year average, but in the new ‘abnormal’ of climate change, things aren’t quite adding up.


Beyond the Tejo

Published:  16 October, 2019

Jo Gilbert digs deep into the vinous roots of southern Portugal to discover how three decades of investment continues to unearth indigenous gems.


Leading Port figure Ian Symington passes away

Published:  19 September, 2019

Ian Symington, a leading figure in the Port trade for nearly 50 years, has passed away.


Vino Verde turns focus on the UK

Published:  04 September, 2019

Vinho Verde is launching a new campaign to fulfil the Portuguese wine region’s potential in the UK.


AXA Millésimes buys top estate in Portugal

Published:  22 August, 2019

AXA Millésimes has acquired the Quinta do Passadouro winery in Portugal for an undisclosed sum, the company has announced.


Kopke and Casa Burmester latest to declare 2017 a vintage year

Published:  20 June, 2019

Kopke and Casa Burmester are the latest Port houses to declare 2017 as a vintage of outstanding quality.  


Niepoort declares ‘epic’ 2017 vintage

Published:  12 April, 2019

Winemaker Dirk Niepoort has declared his 2017 vintage port, hailing it as “the best wine I’ve ever done” at a tasting for the trade at Lyle’s in London on Thursday.


Wine Stars Awards opens up to host of new countries

Published:  15 March, 2019

Harpers Wine Stars Awards is inviting entries from Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Lebanon, to join established category England and Wales, at the next round of judging this Spring, with the entry deadline on 16 April.


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.


DO wines drive double-digit Portuguese growth

Published:  21 February, 2019

Education and tourism were the key factors behind Portugal’s double-digit value growth in the UK last year, according to Sonia Vieira, marketing director of ViniPortugal.


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”.


Q&A: Adrian Bridge, chief executive, the Fladgate Partnership

Published:  24 December, 2018


The resurgence of the port industry

Published:  01 June, 2018

At first glance, it appears to be a case of “same old story” when analysing port’s prospects in the UK. According to CGA Strategy, in the 12 months to February 24, 2018, port sales (by volume, 9-litre cases) decreased by more than 11%, falling 9.8% in value. Nielsen data concurs: retail sales declined by more than 2%, remaining static in MAT TY 142,687 % CHG VS value at £77 million (MAT to March 3, 2018).


Portugal gears up for Best of Vinho Verde awards

Published:  13 April, 2018

Portugal’s Vinho Verde region is to host it’s latest annual Best of Vinho Verde awards next week, with a panel of international judges pronouncing on the top wines from this on trend region.


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


Symington announce €5m investment in new table wine winery with eye on Douro’s premium future

Published:  21 February, 2018

Pre-eminent port producer Symington Family Estates has announced plans to spend up to €4 to €5 million on a new winemaking facility at Quinta do Ataíde in the Douro to underpin the quality of its table wine production.


Symington donates 10th ambulance in wake of Douro fires

Published:  18 December, 2017

Port producer Symington Family Estates, has presented a new ambulance to the Sabrosa Volunteer Fire Brigade following the devastating fires in the region.


Price-savvy Brits look to eastern Europe as Majestic sales soar 400%

Published:  21 August, 2017

Eastern European wine sales are up 400% at Majestic as Brits look to avoid price hikes due to the impact of Brexit.


Cork Fights Back

Published:  15 August, 2017

Once the only choice when it came to stoppers for wine bottles, cork has suffered at the hands of synthetic rivals for years. But now there are signs of a comeback, says Lisa Riley


King of cork Americo Amorim dies at the age of 82

Published:  17 July, 2017

America Amorim, whose family founded the Amorim natural cork empire, died on Thursday from unknown causes.