Category Archives: Portugal

The joys of Portugal

Portugal perfectly straddles the value-versus-price equation that many consumers seek. For publication in the week of 17 April 2017 When people think about Portugal and wine, the first thing that comes to mind is port wine. Indeed, our word for that wonderful fortified … Continue reading

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Bringing closure to cork taint

French company Diam Bouchage has introduced a new closure designed for long-term cellaring. For publication in week starting 20 March 2017. Imagine the disappointment when after cellaring a bottle for decades we have to tip the wine down the sink … Continue reading

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Golden Grenache

Medals for the world’s biggest wine competition involving Grenache were announced this weekend. For publication in the week of 13 February 2017. France received the highest proportion of gold medals, slightly ahead of Spain, at the fifth annual Grenaches du … Continue reading

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Delights of the year

As the year closes, it has become almost a tradition to consider the highlights of this year of wine. For publication in the week of 26 December 2016 Late December is a time for festivities and families, but activity in … Continue reading

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A tale of two wine styles

Portugal’s premium estates are meeting consumer demand yet maintaining traditional values and quality. For publication in week of 31 October 2016. Quinta de la Rosa and Bulas Wines represent good examples of how wineries in the Douro region of north-west Portugal have … Continue reading

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Jewels of Portugal’s Tejo

Portugal’s Tejo region has become synonymous with good wine, cork forests and beautiful Lusitano horses. For publication in week of 17 October 2016. Central Portugal’s Tejo wine region is named after the magnificent river that adorns the middle of the country the way … Continue reading

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The beauty of Madeira

A new book relates the compelling story of Madeira, one of the world’s unique wines. For publication in week of 10 October 2016. The fascinating story of madeira, one of the world’s unique wines, is told in a new book by … Continue reading

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