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Tag Archives: Portuguese wine

• 50 Great Portuguese Wines

50 Great Portuguese Wines

The Douro has come out on top in Julia Harding MW’s “50 Great Portuguese Wines” unveiled today. The list of 50 wines that Harding has spent the last year tasting features 27 reds, 18 whites, one sparkling and four fortified wines. Douro wines led the way with 14 wines, with Dão and Alentejo also featuring prominently. Harding, […]

• Can vintage port appeal to a new generation?

Can vintage port appeal to a new generation?

Vintage port is steeped in tradition and mysterious rituals. The exuberant young Portuguese woman in front of me is, er – how best to put this? – shaking her booty vigorously, urging me to join her and her companions in a dancing conga line, the music is loud and the yelps and shouts of the […]

• 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 […]

• In London April 6? Don’t miss the Big Fortified Tasting

In London April 6? Don’t miss the Big Fortified Tasting

This year’s Big Fortified Tasting will offer a wider range of wines representing 22 winemaking regions and promises to be the most comprehensive fortified wine tasting in the world. Taking place on Wednesday 6 April in London’s Glaziers Hall, the tasting, now in its second year, will include an extensive selection of wines from Portugal […]

• Unsung Portuguese grape Touriga Nacional could reshape Bordeaux

Unsung Portuguese grape Touriga Nacional could reshape Bordeaux

Speaking to the drinks business, Atkin said: “Touriga Nacional is one of the great red grape varieties of the world. It’s incredibly adaptable and people are just beginning to experiment with it. “Louis Roederer has planted it at its Bordeaux Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, and it’s doing really well there. I think it […]

• Portugal Beyond Port – Alentejo Wines

Portugal Beyond Port – Alentejo Wines

Grape names mostly unknown to American ears and palates are producing unforgettable wines in southern Portugal. Sure, Portugal is becoming known for more than just its fortified wines. That crisp summertime favorite Vinho Verde comes to mind, as well as some great inexpensive red blends from the Douro region produced from the same grapes as […]