The fate of the Douro sealed?

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James Mayor reports from northern Portugal on a brave attempt to solve the problems of the Douro, against which too many odds are stacked.

Any visitor to the Douro Valley in Portugal is struck by the timeless peace and apparent calm of this extraordinarily beautiful mountainous vineyard region. However, beauty can deceive. The Douro is currently fighting for a sustainable future, with the outcome up in the air and the community divided into disputing factions: progressives versus traditionalists, smallholders versus large producers, growers of grapes for port versus growers supplying grapes for Douro DOC table wines… And the climate versus...