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    A plethora of Portuguese reds

    Following on from our Plethora of Portuguese whites, here is the second in the trio of articles, this one focusing on red wines. Sweet and/or…

    19 Sep 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    A plethora of Portuguese whites

    How often do you drink wines from Portugal? More or less frequently than last year? If you live in the US, the answer is more likely to be ‘more…

    30 Aug 2017 Julia Harding MW
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    Corks fight back

    21 August 2017 See an interesting addition at the bottom of this article. See also More on Diam published today. 19 August 2017 A shorter version…

    19 Aug 2017 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Wines of the week

    SIVIPA Moscatel 2015 Setúbal

    From €7.99, £13, $12 Find this wine This is an LOL wine (take your pick between laugh-out-loud and lots of love) – just because the apricot and orange…

    7 Jul 2017 Julia Harding MW
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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
  • Article Wines of the week

    Casa da Passarella, A Descoberta 2014 Dão

    Find this wine From €4.95, £10.35 The first necessity of a wine of the week is to taste delicious. Its second is to be available with reasonable ease.…

    7 Apr 2017 Richard Hemming MW
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    WWC 30 - Richard Ashton

    Number 30 in our series of entries to our wine writing competition comes from Richard Ashton, who writes: I’m in my early sixties and living in the…

    22 Feb 2017 Guest contributor
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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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    ​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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    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
  • Article Wines of the week

    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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    Exploring Bairrada, befriending Baga

    If I am asked to choose a selection of wines to demonstrate the quality, distinctiveness and sheer deliciousness of Portugal’s grape varieties and…

    24 Aug 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