portugal 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.

Wine

Symington's Graham launches 1940 Single Harvest port

1940 Single Harvest is the latest release from Graham's The Cellar Master’s Trilogy, which pays tribute to the port house's three generations of master blenders.

Wine

Symington ramps up mechanical harvest trials as picker numbers dwindle

As part of a long-term solution to tackle the falling numbers of available pickers, Symington Family Estates has been trialing a mechanical harvester designed for steep vineyards.

People & Places

Bar Douro's Max Graham on his quest to revive port

Wine bar and restaurant owner sees white, tawny and vintage ports as the fortified wine's winning cards.

Wine

Lighter life: How table wine is taking over the Douro

Chris Losh paid a visit to the Douro to meet the producers driving the region's table-wine explosion.

Wine

Night of the living red: How Baga made a comeback

Discover the grape varieties that came back from the dead. In this first instalment, we look at Portuguese Baga.

Wine

Unusual wines, part one: Vinho de Talha, Alentejo, Portugal

Nothing sells a wine quite as well as a memorable backstory.

Wine

Noval’s Christian Seely on blends, declarations and his ‘wine of shame’

On a flying visit to the Gonzalez Byass UK tasting in London earlier this week, Imbibe caught up with the always entertaining Christian Seely, head of

Wine

Lighter life: How table wine is taking over the Douro

Chris Losh paid a visit to the Douro to meet the producers driving the region's table-wine explosion.

Wine

Night of the living red: How Baga made a comeback

Discover the grape varieties that came back from the dead. In this first instalment, we look at Portuguese Baga.

Wine

Unusual wines, part one: Vinho de Talha, Alentejo, Portugal

Nothing sells a wine quite as well as a memorable backstory.

Wine

Noval’s Christian Seely on blends, declarations and his ‘wine of shame’

On a flying visit to the Gonzalez Byass UK tasting in London earlier this week, Imbibe caught up with the always entertaining Christian Seely, head of

Spirits & Cocktails

That Boutique-y Rum Company launches with aged rums, long-lost classics and the odd curveball

Atom Brands has launched That Boutique-y Rum Company (TBRC), offering aged rums and long-lost distillery classics, as well as the curveball that’ll ch

Wine

World’s largest cork producer Amorim buys new wine estate

Portugal’s Amorim family has acquired Tabodella, an old estate in the classic Dão region.Located in Silvã de Cima between two valleys – Pereiro valley

Spirits & Cocktails

That Boutique-y Rum Company launches with aged rums, long-lost classics and the odd curveball

Atom Brands has launched That Boutique-y Rum Company (TBRC), offering aged rums and long-lost distillery classics, as well as the curveball that’ll ch

Wine

World’s largest cork producer Amorim buys new wine estate

Portugal’s Amorim family has acquired Tabodella, an old estate in the classic Dão region.Located in Silvã de Cima between two valleys – Pereiro valley