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Top 10 iconic Port vintages of the last century

Top 10 iconic Port vintages of the last century

Alongside good claret, some of the more reliable Burgundies and Champagne, vintage Port is one of the staples of any self-respecting cellar. Like most fortified wines, its high levels of alcohol, sugar and acidity make it fantastically long-lived and also relatively hardy, a 60 year-old Port is no shrinking violet. Henry Shotton, vintage manager and […]

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• Fury as Portuguese government diverts millions from Douro

Fury as Portuguese government diverts millions from Douro

Funds worth as much as €8 million held by the Port and Douro Wines Institute (IVDP) have been transferred to the Portuguese government, according to Paul Symington, chairman of Symington Family Estates. Speaking to the drinks business, Symington (left) said: “Just over eight weeks ago, as a direct result of the financial crisis, the government […]