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Warre's Vintage Port

Warre's Vintage Port | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Great Vintage Port wine and the Douro valley (the oldest formally demarcated wine region) are so often overshadowed by headline grabbing counterparts in Bordeaux, Burgundy & Champagne, yet this is truly one the world's greatest wines, a fact which holds true in the 21st century.

 

"Warre’s has been leading the Port trade since it was established as the first British Port House in 1670. A pioneer of a great tradition with over 300 years of history, Warre’s legacy is built on the superb quality of Warre’s Vintage Ports and on an unwavering commitment to quality and successful innovation"...

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Crasto Superior | Quinta do Crasto

Crasto Superior | Quinta do Crasto | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

The Douro Superior is an extraordinary wilderness region bounding the majestic Douro river, a place where eagles and vultures soar... and few people might be found amid the ancient olive trees and vineyards. The vines of the Roquette family's remore Quinta da Cabreira are planted here, producing the grapes for their characterful Crasto Superior wines.

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The Douro Valley on the BBC

The Douro Valley on the BBC | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
The world's only true port is born in a scenic stretch of vineyards in the oldest demarcated wine region in the world.

 

Portugal’s Douro Valley, extending from the country’s eastern border to the coastal city of Porto, is home to 113km of vineyards, where grapes have been grown for nearly 2,000 years. Though the bustling harvest season is in September, the world's oldest demarcated wine region is worth visiting year round, especially for its port wines. (Michael Melford/National Geographic)

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Jorge Rosas: Quinta da Touriga, Douro Superior

A film in Portuguese featuring Jorge Rosas and the highly regarded wines of Quinta da Touriga in the Douro Superior

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Vintage Wine Travel

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Exclusive vintage wine travel with Pipadouro Turismo Fluvial onboard the classic Friendship 1 - private cruising along the Douro River in northern Portugal. Vintage travel.. in vintage boats, with vintage fine wines and gourmet cuisine...

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The Douro

An atmospheric short film beautifully shot on the banks of the Douro in the Cima Corgo region: Curta-metragem de Graça Castanheira. © Esporão + Pop Filmes 2011 Short film directed by Graça Castanheira. © Esporão + Pop Filmes 2011

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Churchill's Port (1981-2011) – Three Decades of Vintage Port by Johnny Graham

Churchill's Port (1981-2011) – Three Decades of Vintage Port by Johnny Graham | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

A Port Company's reputation is primarily built on the quality of its Vintage Port. Since founding Churchill's in 1981 my priority has been to produce classic Vintage Ports under the Churchill name. By classic Vintage Ports I mean wines that have the concentration, complexity, quality and finesse as well as the natural acidity and tannic structure to age well for at least 50 years.

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Quinta do Noval Vintage Nacional : The New York Tasting

We held an exceptional vertical tasting event in New York (Sept 20th 2012): 12 vintages of the Vintage Nacional, stretching from 2003 all the way back to the...
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The art of blending · crafting one of life’s great traditions · The Tawnies’ Collection · Graham's

The art of blending · crafting one of life’s great traditions · The Tawnies’ Collection · Graham's | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
GRAHAM'S was founded in 1820 and now has earned an unmatched reputation as the leading producer of premium Port wines. GRAHAM'S. A STANDING INVITATION TO GOOD TASTE.
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Symington Family Estates

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Symington Family Estates is a leviathan within the Port wine trade of the Douro valley: legendary marques, Warre's, Dow's and Graham's, the former production empire of Cockburn's, major interests in Madeira with Blandy's and winemaking partnership with Frenchman Bruno Prats, comprise an impressive fortified and still wine portfolio... (image of Rupert Symington) http://www.symington.com

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The New Illustrated Map of the Douro

It is over 160 years since the groundbreaking publication of the acclaimed and highly regarded Douro Maps by Baron Joseph James Forrester. This original mid nineteenth century documentation and classification of the best Douro Port wine Quintas was pioneering and vitally important, but as with the controversial 1855 classification in Bordeaux, much has changed and the modern Douro is now a very different place...

 

163 anos depois do primeiro surge um novo mapa ilustrado da região vinícola do Douro. Pintado pela mão de um artista inglês, o mapa está agora exposto num ho...
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Tributa | Quinta do Vallado 140 year old Port wine

Tributa | Quinta do Vallado 140 year old Port wine | The Douro Index | Scoop.it
The Adelaide Tributa is one of the most exclusive Port wines in the market. Produced in 1866, it was bottled in a limited series of 1,300...
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Quinta do Noval : the film

A powerful film plunges us headlong into the heart of Quinta do Noval : its breath-taking landscapes, its unique terroir, the magic of its harvest, the elabo...
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Vintage Wine Travel

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Exclusive vintage wine travel with Pipadouro Turismo Fluvial in the Douro Valley wine region, northern Portugal. With classic vintage boats, gourmet cuisine and fine wines.

 

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Douro Landscape on the BBC

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Tourism to the Douro is growing as Portugal’s port wine region experiments with fine table wines and ultra-modern boutique hotels complement the area’s traditional estates.
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Quinta do Crasto - Douro Valley

Quinta do Crasto - Douro Valley | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Quinta do Crasto is by any measure exceptional: not in an epic or grandiose sense, but exceptional for the perfect colonial modesty of its Lilliputian architecture. A biblically perched string of random white stucco, stone and red tiled buildings deposited ark-like atop a verdantly conical fortress of old terraced vines. http://www.quintadocrasto.pt/

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Taylor's Port at The Yeatman

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Taylor’s Port is now over 300 years old. It remains a family firm, completely independent, owned still by relations of the original partners...

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Winespectator: Quinta do Vallado, Douro Portugal

Learn about the Quinta do Vallado 2008 Touriga Nacional Douro with Kim Marcus.
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10 Classic Port Wines: a journey through time through time

10 Classic Port Wines:  a journey through time through time | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Vintage Port is reknowned for its long life, and its remarkable ability to be a joy at every age and stage of development.  Paul Symington demonstrated this again when he led a tasting that included Vintage Ports and cask-aged Tawny Ports from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries.

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Quinta do Noval

Quinta do Noval | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Christian Seely had told me Noval was special: in some ways you get to know a man through the wine he drinks and having shared many great bottles in Bordeaux it was clear that Port wine had stolen a very warm piece of this Englishman's heart. When asked to make my first visit to Portugal's Douro valley, I somehow felt as if I had already watched the sun set from the terrace at Quinta do Noval... http://www.quintadonoval.com/

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Alto Douro - a timelapse journey

This is a tribute to this beautiful region of Portugal, Alto Douro (whc.unesco.org/en/list/1046) , where the famous Port wine originates from its vineyards. It's…
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Quinta da Romaneira

Quinta da Romaneira | The Douro Index | Scoop.it

Romaneira is one of the great historic Quintas of the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal, on a spectacularly beautiful site overlooking the Douro river facing south, its rocky soil lending its particular character to the wines.

Recently a new and exciting chapter has been added to Romaneira’s long and illustrious story, with the emergence of Romaneira as a key player in the “Douro Revolution”: the discovery that our ancient local grape varieties can be used to make not only excellent Port wines, but increasingly also outstanding unfortified wines that are finding their place among the great wines of the world, while being an expression of our unique terroir.

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Meet the Winemaker : João Ferreira Alvares Ribeiro, Quinta do Vallado

Set in the heart of Portugal's most famous wine region, the Douro, is Quinta do Vallado. Established in 1716, the winery, has been in the Ferreira family for... (Debra Meiburg interviews João Ferreira)

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