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Sogrape strengthens in Iberia

Published:  22 February, 2024

Sogrape, Portugal’s largest wine company, has increased its Iberian presence with the acquisition of Viña Mayor in Ribera del Duero’s ‘Golden Mile’.

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New MD for Fells

Published:  11 January, 2024

Leading Port and wine distributor Fells has announced strategic changes to the top roles in its leadership team, with Euan Mackay taking on the mantle of MD and Steve Moody transitioning to chairman.

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Portuguese diversity on show as exports rise

Published:  12 September, 2023

The breadth of Portugal’s diversity was on full show in London yesterday, where lower yields, good value and newly emerging grape varieties formed an interesting picture of one of the world’s fastest growing-in-popularity regions.

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The Douro’s steep learning curve

Published:  08 September, 2023

To keep up quality with its expanding still wine production, Sogevinus must also fight climate change. Andrew Catchpole reports.

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Second outing for Quinta do Noval’s Terroir Series

Published:  25 August, 2023

Quinta do Noval has launched the second wine from their ultra-premium, limited edition Terroir Series – a collaboration between Carlos Agrellos, Noval’s technical director, and Christian Seely.

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SITT Alentejo ‘Spotlight’ confirmed

Published:  07 August, 2023

SITT Autumn, the trade event for specialist importers and independent buyers, will host 12 tables dedicated to Wines of Alentejo.

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Graham’s launches first NFT with 1970 and 2020 Vintage Port

Published:  24 July, 2023

Symington Family Estates famed port brand Graham's, is the latest wine business to join the NFT (non-fungible tokens) trend.

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Native varietals the way forward for Tejo

Published:  10 July, 2023

The first vines were planted in Tejo as far back as the Roman times, so it may seem odd to describe the area as ‘on the up’. However, after a period in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s when Portugal, as a whole, could be considered to prioritise quantity over quality, the fertile land of Tejo is producing an array of wines to be reckoned with, particularly with its indigenous varieties.

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The Symington family and Anselmo Mendes begin Alvarinho venture

Published:  26 May, 2023

The Symington family estate is to produce a range of Alvarinho wines with winemaker Anselmo Mendes, following the company’s recent acquisition of Casa de Rodas.

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Quinta Boavista launches first-ever white wine

Published:  23 May, 2023

Sogevinus Fine Wines, the independent, privately owned, Douro wine producer has released the Grande Reserva da Vinha do Levante, the first white wine ever produced at Quinta Boavista.

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LWF: Unearthing the next Porta 6

Published:  23 May, 2023

There were 20 Portuguese producers seeking representation at this year’s London Wine Fair. As a region, Portugal represents great value and quality wines, evidenced by those on display at the LWF’s ‘Wines Unearthed’ section. 

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LWF exclusive: Wines of Tejo reveals brand new wine category

Published:  17 May, 2023

Portugal’s Comissão Vitivinícola Regional do Tejo, (CVRT) has exclusively announced to Harpers the launch of a brand-new wine category for the Campo do Tejo region.

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Sogevinus launches 2021 Kopke and Burmester ports of ‘great elegance’

Published:  18 April, 2023

The Sogevinus Group has announced the launch of two Single Quinta Vintages – Kopke Quinta de São Luiz 2021 and Burmester Quinta do Arnozelo 2021. 

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The Symington family launch first-ever rosé wine

Published:  11 April, 2023

Premium port producers Symington Family Estates has expanded its Altano wine range to include its first-ever rosé wine.

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In search of Portugal’s national treasures

Published:  17 March, 2023

Justin Keay looks at the Portuguese regions once passed over by importers.

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Raymond Reynolds imports Pico Wines via zero-emission sail vessel

Published:  09 February, 2023

Pico Wines and their UK importer Raymond Reynolds have announced the first shipment of wine from the Island of Pico, the first to the UK in over 80 years.

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2022 harvest puts Sogevinus ‘to the test’

Published:  28 November, 2022

Leading Port and still wine producer Sogevinus is celebrating making its way through a "very difficult and challenging harvest", which was able to overcome significant viticultural challenges, including heat intensity and the lack of rainfall, particularly when it came to lower altitude vines.

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2022 Douro harvest: “We faced some of the greatest challenges that our family has seen”

Published:  12 October, 2022

Following the theme in many European wine-growing regions this year, the 2022 Douro harvest has now been confirmed as the earliest ever recorded in the region.

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Symington Family Estates to host inaugural Douro sommelier camp

Published:  31 August, 2022

Symington has unveiled plans to host the first edition of the Douro Somm Camp this September - an immersive educational bootcamp for the winners of 13 national sommelier competitions across Europe.

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Setúbal wines at SITT – a mandatory stop on Portugal’s wine map

Published:  19 August, 2022

The wines of the Setúbal Peninsula will take centre stage at the upcoming edition of SITT, where broadcaster and writer Joe Wadsack will lead a vinous journey into some of Portugal’s most locally celebrated wines.

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