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The just-drinks Interview: Esporao CEO 27 Nov 2013

Back in September, Portuguese wine producer Esporao celebrated its 40th anniversary. But, while the Alentejo-based firm is proud of its history, the company is transforming itself into a progressive operation, thanks to its CEO, Joao Roquette. just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, visited Esporao's vineyards to talk wine, revolution and jazz with the company chief.


The just-drinks interview - Antonio Amorim 29 Mar 2007

Synthetic corks and screw-caps may have once been frowned upon by wine cognoscenti, but no longer, and the growing popularity of alternative closures has put the natural cork industry under pressure. In this month’s just-drinks interview, Antonio Amorim, president of the world’s largest natural cork producer Amorim & Irmaos, puts the case for cork.

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La Martiniquaise-Bardinet opens Porto Cruz winery 28 Jul 2014

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet has added six-million litres to its Port capacity with the launch of a new Portuguese winery.


Portugal appeal court backs Budejovicky Budvar 27 Jun 2014

Budejovicky Budvar has claimed victory in the latest round in its Budweiser trademark row with Anheuser-Busch InBev, this time in Portugal.


Quinta Nova's Grainha Exclusivo White 2012 22 Apr 2014

Portuguese vineyard Quinta Nova has launched a new wine that combines Semillon and Moscatel Galego grapes.


Sumol+Compal hails profits leap in 2013 14 Mar 2014

Sumol+Compal has reported soaring profits in 2013, as sales rose slightly in the period.


Casa do Douro struggles with debts 24 Feb 2014

One of the trade bodies for winemakers in Portugal's Douro valley has been told to sell off some of its stockpiled wine in order to pay off its debts.


A-B InBev banned from Budweiser name in Portugal 20 Feb 2014

Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has claimed a new victory in its long-running trademark battle with Anheuser-Busch InBev after a Lisbon court granted it exclusive rights to the Budweiser name in Portugal.


Madeira FY sales rise in value, dip in volumes 17 Jan 2014

Sales of Madeira fortified wines in value terms hit their highest level last year since 2001, despite a slide in volumes, according to recent figures.


Viniportugal looks east for future growth 2 Jan 2014

Portuguese wine trade body Viniportugal has expanded the number of markets that it will focus on for its members to include Japan and Singapore.


Budvar claims trademark win over A-B InBev 12 Dec 2013

Budejovicky Budvar says it expects to see its sale rise in Portugal after claiming victory in its latest trademark battle with Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Vinho Verde exports to hit new record - forecast 16 Oct 2013

Exports of wines from the Vinho Verde PDO in Portugal are set to hit a record high this year, despite a forecast dip in domestic sales.