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Financial Times

Published:  23 July, 2008

JANCIS ROBINSON MW shows her family side with a visit to the Symingtons of Oporto. The charms of the 'wild' and 'beautiful' Douro valley are not lost on Robinson, but she also recognises that 'it's not easy to stay afloat in the Port business. As Paul [Symington] points out, recent mergers and acquisitions in the global drinks business have seen most Port companies involved dropped like hot potatoes.' According to Robinson, the new generation of this premium Port company sees 'the future firmly based in unfortified dry wines labelled Douro rather than Port'.