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    Chryseia - the Douro's claret

    Bruno Prats, father of Jean-Guillaume and once proprietor of Ch Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux, was in London recently to show off the evolution of…

    25 Feb 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Noval table wines

    As you can tell from our extensive coverage on this site, and most recently from this wine of the week, we are fans of Portuguese table wines. The…

    5 Aug 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Niepoort 2012 Douro Branco

    From €5.75, 12.50 Swiss francs, £11.95 Find the 2012 white Find the 2011 white Find the 2011 red I do try not to be…

    28 Mar 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    The diplomat of the Douro

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.Belgrave Square is one of London's smartest addresses, giving its name to…

    15 Mar 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Douro table wines - better than ever

    There was a real buzz at the recent New Douro tasting at the Portuguese embassy in London. The tasting spilled into a second handsome reception…

    13 Mar 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    What's in (and out) in the world's oldest wine region

    There are various landscapes that get under your skin. I've been on safari in southern Africa only once and for a very short time, but I defy anyone…

    27 Jan 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Douro - table wine v port

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See Douro tasting notes in Douro for dummies.   In an ideal world…

    23 Nov 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Douro for dummies

    I had the great pleasure of spending time in the magical Douro Valley recently, concentrating on improving my acquaintance with three significant (and…

    21 Nov 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Douro 2013 harvest report

    Paul Symington provides this update on the fortunes of the recent Douro Valley grape harvest. This year we had a real Douro winter.…

    24 Oct 2013 Guest contributor
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    A Noval upbringing

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times.See associated tasting notes on Noval, Nacional etcNine years ago I…

    28 Sep 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Quinta do Noval and Nacional vertical

    Partly to celebrate his 20 years in charge of Quinta do Noval in the Douro valley, the port estate that is now also producing Douro table wine,…

    25 Sep 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Port and the Douro's future

    My enthusiastic account of the recently declared 2011 vintage ports provoked very different responses from the two major players in the international…

    9 May 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Julia's Portuguese Marathon - Douro

    See the guide to Julia's Portuguese marathon for further articles in the series - those already published and those set for publication this week.…

    13 Mar 2013 Julia Harding MW
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    Changes at Quinta da Romaneira

    Quinta da Romaneira is one of the biggest wine estates in the Douro Valley and has been one of its most ambitious recent developments. With backing…

    14 Jan 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Niepoort 2011 Douro Branco

    From €6.50, 14 Swiss francs, £9.59, 109 Swedish krone, 140 Norwegian krone Find this wine Talk about serendipity. At the big Portuguese…

    3 Aug 2012 Jancis Robinson