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Quinta do Noval introduces Cedro do Noval Douro white into the UK market

The wine is a blend of Viosinho (65%) and Gouveio (35%) from the 2019 harvest grown on the steeply terraced vineyards of Quinta do Noval.

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Review: Taboadella - Amorim family’s new venture in Portugal’s Dão

Led by winemaker Luisa Amorim, Taboadella is the Amorim family’s new venture in Portugal’s Dão region. Jacopo Mazzeo takes a look at the wines.

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Symington Family Estates launches online training on Port

Wine professionals will now be able to further their knowledge of Port thanks to Symington Family Estates' new School of Port.

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Wines of Portugal launches free online course

Promotional body Wines of Portugal has unveiled a free online education course on Portuguese wines.

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Sogevinus increases still wine portfolio with the acquisition of Quinta da Boavista

Independent Douro firm Sogevinus has strengthened its position in the still wine market by acquiring Quinta da Boavista from the Lima Smith partnership.

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Kopke unveils two limited-edition Ports from 1940

Sogevinus-owned Port house Kopke has released two colheitas from the 1940 vintage.

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Kopke unveils limited-edition rosé

Douro-based producers Kopke has launched the second iteration in its limited-edition Winemaker’s Collection.

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Sogevinus releases four 2018 vintage Ports

Sogevinus has announced the release of four 2018 vintage Ports: two single quintas and two classic vintage Ports.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

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Sogevinus increases still wine portfolio with the acquisition of Quinta da Boavista

Independent Douro firm Sogevinus has strengthened its position in the still wine market by acquiring Quinta da Boavista from the Lima Smith partnership.

News |  Wine

Kopke unveils two limited-edition Ports from 1940

Sogevinus-owned Port house Kopke has released two colheitas from the 1940 vintage.

News |  Wine

Kopke unveils limited-edition rosé

Douro-based producers Kopke has launched the second iteration in its limited-edition Winemaker’s Collection.

News |  Wine

Sogevinus releases four 2018 vintage Ports

Sogevinus has announced the release of four 2018 vintage Ports: two single quintas and two classic vintage Ports.

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Quinta do Noval declares 2018 vintage

Quinta do Noval 2018 Vintage Port is described as being 'wonderfully ripe, full and exuberant, spicy on the nose, with very fine long tannins and a classic Noval purity and elegance'.

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Taylor's port declares 2018 vintage for third year in a row

Fladgate Partnership-owned Taylor's Port has announced today the declaration of the 2018 vintage.

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Sogrape declares 2018 vintage for its Sandeman, Offley and Ferreira estates

According to Sogrape oenologist Luís Sottomayor, '2018 is one of the best, if not the best, vintage years I have witnessed'.

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Is Encruzado Portugal's signature white grape variety?

All wine-producing countries should have a red and white signature grape variety. In Portugal, Encruzado is the white counterpart to Touriga Nacional, says Justin Keay.

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Quinta do Noval declares 2018 vintage

Quinta do Noval 2018 Vintage Port is described as being 'wonderfully ripe, full and exuberant, spicy on the nose, with very fine long tannins and a classic Noval purity and elegance'.

News |  Wine

Taylor's port declares 2018 vintage for third year in a row

Fladgate Partnership-owned Taylor's Port has announced today the declaration of the 2018 vintage.

News |  Wine

Sogrape declares 2018 vintage for its Sandeman, Offley and Ferreira estates

According to Sogrape oenologist Luís Sottomayor, '2018 is one of the best, if not the best, vintage years I have witnessed'.

News |  Wine

Is Encruzado Portugal's signature white grape variety?

All wine-producing countries should have a red and white signature grape variety. In Portugal, Encruzado is the white counterpart to Touriga Nacional, says Justin Keay.