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.
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.
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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 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.
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
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Greece recently celebrated its “Ohi Day” (“No” day) on October 28 to mark the time when in 1940 the then Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, rejected Benito Mussolini’s ultimatum to march troops through Greece. In 2014, much is being said about how Greeks need to say “no” to corruption, which has contributed to the country’s on-going economic crisis.
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