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    ​Douro 2017 – another earliest vintage ever

    Paul Symington sent this report, written on 18 October. His granddaughter Lua, a sixth-generation Symington, is seen inspecting 2017 grapes. This has…

    23 Oct 2017 Guest contributor
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    New Douro tasting – half-price ticket offer

    Twenty-four winemakers from the Douro Valley will be in London next month and, as last year, the organisers are offering Purple Pagers a discount on…

    18 Oct 2017 Team JR
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    Summiting the Douro

    There's a delicious irony in the Douro's magic. Just when you and the vines are seeking relief from the heat with shade and a cool, evening aperitif,…

    3 Jul 2017 Hrishi Poola
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    New Douro continued

    For the background to the magical Douro Valley and the recent wine revolution within it, see Julia's article yesterday on Finessing the new Douro. …

    2 Feb 2017 Jancis Robinson
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    Finessing the New Douro

    It may no longer be brand new but the New Douro is still a young movement compared with the Douro’s longer-established tradition of fortified wines.…

    1 Feb 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    Book reviews 2016 - places well known

    5 January 2017 We're republishing this group of Tam's wonderfully thorough wine-book reviews free today as part of our regular Throwback Thursday…

    5 Jan 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    ​Sogrape, Casa Ferreirinha Planalto Reserva 2015 Douro

    From €4.65, £6.75, $8.98, 1,593 yen, 119.90 Norwegian kroner Find this wine We all know that the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, port country, is…

    9 Dec 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    New Douro tasting - half-price offer

    The organisers of the New Douro tasting in London's Soho on Monday 7 November are offering Purple Pagers a 50% discount on tickets for this event: £10…

    19 Oct 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    Port as tourist magnet

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also yesterday's array of tasting notes on 39 great ports. It used to take the…

    15 Oct 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Reminders of the greatness of port

    See also port as tourist magnet.Last month I spent a couple of nights in port country in my capacity as a member of the Royal Household Wine…

    14 Oct 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Altano Organico 2014 Douro

    From €5.90, £8.75, CA$18 Find this wine It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good. When the Symington family took a deep breath and acquired the…

    7 Oct 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Preserving the essence of the Douro

    After the cool and damp of the Atlantic-influenced Bairrada, the sun came out in the Douro Valley. My brief visit there, organised by the…

    19 Sep 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    Crasto Branco 2015 Douro

    From €8.30, £8.99, $15.99 Find this wine On a trip to Portugal in May (I will be publishing a detailed report on Bairrada soon), the sun refused to…

    19 Aug 2016 Julia Harding MW
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    Douro - harvest report 2015

    Instead of delving into our archives as we usually do on Thursdays, we are publishing this hot-off-the-press harvest report kindly provided by Paul…

    8 Oct 2015 Guest contributor
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    What's new in the New Douro?

    What better day to publish these notes on the Douro's impressive range of table wines, both red and white, than Portugal Day? A bank holiday in…

    10 Jun 2015 Julia Harding MW