Douro Valley

Marisa D'Vari on how Portugal's Douro valley is now a natural home for wine as well as Port

12 Dec 2014 | By Marisa D'Vari

With the holidays well underway, many consumers are enjoying what is turning out to be their seasonal flirtation with Port. Yet apart from the party season, clerks and sommeliers increasingly report that quality-driven dry red wine made from traditional Douro grapes is gaining favour over the fortified style, citing consumer preference for lighter, less alcoholic and less sweet styles. According to the IVDP, last year over half of all wine exported from the Douro was unfortified. Does ...

Cockburn's new Christmas campaign

Cockburn's Port looks to capture spirit of family Christmas with new festive campaign

13 Nov 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Cockburn’s Port is hoping to capture the spirit of Christmas with a new print and online advertising campaign that breaks this week.

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Glynn Davis: a postcard from Porto

30 Oct 2014 | By Glynn Davis

Glynn Davis sends us a postcard from Porto, where he finds out what else is on offer besides the fortified wine. 

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Spain country report

Spain Country Report 2014

03 Sep 2014 | Updated: 03 Sep 2014 | By Subscriptions

Spanish wines are becoming increasingly popular across all channels of the trade and at all price points. Make sure you keep up to date with the latest trends, regions, varieties, including what key buyers across the UK wine trade think will happen to the Spanish wine category in the next year by reading this special Harpers Country report. 

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