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Paul Symington: "Port needs to change with the times"

Published:  13 October, 2015

Paul Symington said that to ensure the future of the category, "Port needs to change with the times". He is optimistic that the recent success of aged tawny Ports is a step in the right direction for the category as whole.


Analysis: Port, a very British Tradtion

Published:  09 October, 2015

The Christmas trading period has historically been Port's chance to shine in the UK and this year looks set to be no exception.


Bottle-shaped tins to encase Cockburn's Special Reserve in run-up to Christmas

Published:  17 September, 2015

Cockburn's Special Reserve port is to be available in three brightly-coloured tins in selected retail accounts from November.


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.


Off-trade brings growth for BWS, but wine and on-trade both decline as market stays 'fragile' - WSTA

Published:  25 June, 2015

A strong off-trade performance has dragged the UK alcohol market back into volume growth for the first time in five years, according to a report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.


Port family opens new visitor attraction in Douro

Published:  26 May, 2015

Port family Symingtons has opened a visitor center in the Douro, which it is aiming to become a destination for tourists to Portugal.


Symington Family Estate release rare 2013 estate ports

Published:  11 May, 2015

Port family, Family Estates is releasing two limited edition rare vintage 2013 estate ports.


Interview: Why Paul Symington is set on ensuring a healthy future for Port wine

Published:  10 April, 2015

If the Port industry shares the same ambition and drive for its future as producer Paul Symington, then that future is healthy indeed


Grahams launches vintage port 'bond' for gifting market

Published:  08 April, 2015

Port company Grahams has launched a 'bond' that will allow people to purchase vintage port the year it is harvested.


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.


Chief of the Week: Cockburn's Vintage Port

Published:  13 March, 2015

OK admittedly it seems strange to bestow our "Chief of the Week" honour on simply a vintage Port house. But then Cockburn's, now safely ensconced in the paternal ownership of Symington Family Estates, is not your average vintage Port company.


Cockburn's Port lines up year of celebrations for bicentenary

Published:  20 January, 2015

Cockburn's Port is embarking on a year of celebration in 2015 to mark the company's bicentenary - including launching a commemorative edition of its Special Reserve.


Cockburn's Port looks to capture spirit of family Christmas with new festive campaign

Published:  13 November, 2014

Cockburn's Port is hoping to capture the spirit of Christmas with a new print and online advertising campaign that breaks this week.


Glynn Davis: a postcard from Porto

Published:  30 October, 2014

Glynn Davis sends us a postcard from Porto, where he finds out what else is on offer besides the fortified wine. 


Ports, sherries and fortifieds get ready for Christmas

Published:  03 October, 2014

The tapas craze helped boost sherry sales temporarily but the category is now in decline, and Port is still struggling to shake its fusty and festive image. Gemma McKenna and Erin Smith look at how fortified wines can carve a niche


Symingtons release "personal" tribute to AJ Symington with Graham's Ne Oublie 1882

Published:  19 June, 2014

Port family, the Symingtons, has released a special Port - Ne Oublie - that dates back to 1882 and the days when Andrew AJ Symington, aged 18, first went to the Douro Valley to work at Graham's.


Portugal's wine industry struggling for survival, says Paul Symington

Published:  05 June, 2014

Portugal's wine industry is being decimated by high costs of production and regulation and "something's gotta give", says leading Douro producer Paul Symington.


Port wine producer Symington Family Estates releases three 'en primeur' 2012 Ports

Published:  25 April, 2014

Symington Family Estates is releasing three very limited 2012 Ports that are up for sale prior to the public release of the wines, which in some cases won't be available to the market until 2020 at the earliest.


Sandeman vintage Ports spanning eight decades to sample in London

Published:  24 April, 2014

Port wine is having a renaissance and London restaurant "The Sign of the Don", in partnership with the Sandeman Port wine, is offering the public a rare chance to sample the wines which go as far back as 1944.


Fladgate releases three 2012 vintage ports

Published:  23 April, 2014

The Fladgate Partnership has declared the release of three 2012 vintage Ports from Taylor's Quinta do Vargellas, Fonseca's Guimaraens and Croft's QUinta do Roêda on St George's Day.