Selected tag: Douro

Port and the Douro's Future, Jancis Robinson, (website)

May 9, 2013

When Jancis wrote "Could 2011 be the vintage to put vintage port back on the fine wine map?", both our own Paul Symington and David Guimaraens of the Fladgate Partnership (makers of Taylor & Fonseca ports) wrote to Jancis - in this article she publishes their reflections on the future of Port and the Douro.

Sotaque Inglês no Douro, Fernando Melo (Notícias Magazine)

April 15, 2012

Profile and interview of Paul Symington (in Portuguese).

Paul Symington, Decanter Man of the Year, Andrew Jefford

March 2, 2012

Decanter magazine named Paul Symington Man of the Year 2012, but he accepted the award conditionally: “It’s really a family award, which I’m very happy to accept – but only on behalf of everybody.”  The magazine calls Paul “the man upholding a wine, a region, a legacy” because of the Symington family’s extraordinary championship of Port wine and the Douro region.  He is the first Decanter Man of the Year from Portugal or the Port trade.  Update:  Clicking the link now downloads a PDF of the full article from the April 2012 issue of Decanter Magazine.

Wines That Look Good at Fifty, Heather Dougherty

October 31, 2011

Wine writer and judge Heather Dougherty's article is an excellent introduction to Vintage and Quinta Vintage Ports, based on the Quinta Vintage Port tasting held in London with Johnny and Paul Symington.

Harpers Wine & Spirits Trade Review, Annie Krebiehl

October 25, 2011

Annie Krebiehl reports on the Quinta Vintage Port tasting hosted in London by Paul and Johnny Symington, confirming that the wines showed the variations in terroir across the Douro and were "a thoughtful reminder that we are apt to miss a lot by just concentrating on the ‘finest’ vintages or the highest scores. These wines showed immense complexity and true beauty – they spoke of soil and season and convinced with authenticity."

The Joy of Port, Quentin Sadler

October 24, 2011

UK wine educator, consultant and writer Quentin Sadler's blog on the Quinta Vintage Port tasting hosted by Johnny and Paul Symington in London includes an overview of the event and discussion as well as tasting notes for all 18 wines shown.

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