Chris Blandy: Madeira runs in the family for seven generations

Chris Blandy: big changes afoot in Madeira as premium wines gain traction

23 Oct 2014 | By Anne Krebiehl MW

Changes are afoot in Madeira: it is shifting towards the premium end and its tourism potential is growing, says Chris Blandy, owner of Blandy’s Madeira Wine Company.


Paul Symington

Graham's solves problem of vintage Port gift giving

22 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Vintage Port lovers can now mark significant dates, such as births or weddings, with a pre-ordered Graham’s Port for the year of their choosing.

Manuel de Novaes Cabral, IVDP President

IVDP: the growing importance of Port in modern times Subscription

07 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

The Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP) has been around since the 18th century and president Manuel de Novaes Cabral tells Erin Smith he still sees his mission intrinsically linked to helping protect Portuguese wine and particularly Port.

Sogrape

Sogrape's Fernando Guedes: building Port’s presence in the UK market Subscription

06 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

Sogrape Vinhos, owner of one of the most recognisable Port brands in world, Sandeman, has been ever so quietly rebuilding the relationship that Britain has with Port, as he tells Erin Smith.

Flight or Fight for Fortified

Ports, sherries and fortifieds get ready for Christmas Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

The tapas craze helped boost sherry sales temporarily but the category is now in decline, and Port is still struggling to shake its fusty and festive image. Gemma McKenna and Erin Smith look at how fortified wines can carve a niche

The craft beer trends in the US

Matthew Gaughan on what the UK can learn from the rise of craft beers in the US

16 Dec 2014 | By Matthew Gaughan

As in the UK, the beer scene in the US has been transformed over the last 20 years. As mainstream lagers have got blander and colder, craft breweries have sprung up around the country to be greeted by an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable set of drinkers.  

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