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Wines of Portugal partners with D&D London for 'Viva Portugal!' throughout September

Published:  23 August, 2016

Wines of Portugal has partnered with premium casual dining group, D&D London, to host "Viva Portugal!" a month long campaign in September across 20 of their outlets.

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Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner talks Encruzado and Alvarinho

Published:  21 July, 2016

Lukasz Walkowiak, sommelier at Oxo Tower, has been named the Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner 2016.

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Analysis: Why are Portugese wines still struggling in the UK?

Published:  17 March, 2016

It really is one of the great mysteries of modern wine retailing: why hasn't the huge critical acclaim accorded to Portuguese wines translated into either higher shelf sales or wider recognition amongst the wine-buying public?

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Portugal wine exports up in UK as quality message hits home

Published:  03 March, 2016

Portugal's wine exports to the UK grew 4% in value in 2015, according to figures released yesterday by ViniPortugal.

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Wines of Portugal reveals details of 2016 tasting

Published:  16 December, 2015

Wines of Portugal has announced the details of its 2016 annual tasting.

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Cube wins Vinho Verde account

Published:  05 August, 2015

Portuguese wine region Vinho Verde has appointed drinks-sector communications specialists, Cube to handle both consumer- and trade-facing PR.

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Wines of Portugal reveals winners of annual sommelier competition

Published:  03 August, 2015

Wines of Portugal has announced the winners of its Wine Quest sommelier competition. First place went to Christophe Richelet of Taberna do Mercado with Maggie Mak of Maze by Gordon Ramsay named as runner up.

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Wines of Portugal promotion offers consumers chance to win holiday

Published:  31 July, 2015

Wines of Portugal is offering consumers the chance to win a three-day autumn trip to Portugal through a new on-bottle neck-tag promotion.

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Port producers see early signs of vintage year

Published:  30 July, 2015

Winemakers in the Douro are predicting a possible vintage crop this year. Plentiful ground water after a wet autumn together with a hot, dry summer has created conditions similar to 2011.

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Port company Sogevinus to launch comms push in UK

Published:  20 March, 2015

Port company The Sogevinus Group is set to ramp up its focus on the UK trade after appointing Sopexa UK to head up a new two-year comms strategy.

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Portugal's wine community Adegga ramps up digital marketing services for producers

Published:  09 February, 2015

Portuguese online wine community Adegga is boosting its digital services by offering producers a shared wine marketing and sales platform. 

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Alain Ducasse sommelier wins first Wines of Portugal Wine Quest competition

Published:  27 June, 2014

Dorian Guillon, assistant head sommelier at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, has won the inaugural Wines of Portugal Wine Quest 2014 competition set up to help spread the word about Portuguese wine amongst UK's leading sommeliers.

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Portugal claims its wine sales are 'misrepresented' in UK

Published:  06 March, 2014

Portugal says its wine sales are being misrepresented in the UK off-trade - it claims it should be ahead of Argentina and among the top 10 importing countries.

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Portugal: searching for an identity

Published:  07 February, 2014

It might not be top of the charts when it comes to sales, but there are few wine countries with as much untapped potential as Portgual. Richard Woodard reports

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Behind the scenes at the Vintage 2011 Port Presentation

Published:  09 July, 2013

Three hours, 56 vintage port wines from top Douro Valley producers and a panoramic view of Oporto's beaches: what more could one ask for?

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Memorial service for Michael Symington CBE in London on May 31

Published:  23 May, 2013

The Symington family is holding a memorial service for Michael Symington in London on May 31.

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Wines of Portugal and Harpers launch Wines of Portugal Academy

Published:  22 February, 2013

Anyone interested in Portuguese wine has the chance to learn more at a new academy being set up by Wines of Portugal, in association with Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Michael Symington: a tribute

Published:  31 January, 2013

Michael Symington, the senior member of the Symington Port family died earlier this week. Here his son Paul, chairman of Symington Family Estates, gives his personal tribute.

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Wines of Portugal appoints industry ambassadors

Published:  13 July, 2012

Wines of Portugal has revealed four new ambassadors will front a campaign to bring Portuguese wines to consumers, as well as strengthen links with independent retailers and sommeliers.

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Neil Phillips: The Wine Tipster's take on the Wines of Portugal tasting

Published:  10 March, 2012


In horse racing parlance, Portugal's red table wines are a handicap certainty. Recently though my form book has also been tracking all the exciting whites emerging from this fascinatingly diverse wine producing country. So, with the Cheltenham Festival coming up I was in the mood to check out the latest runners and riders at The Wines of Portugal Tasting at Lords at the end of last month.

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