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The just-drinks Interview - Esporao CEO Joao Roquette 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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Unicer rebrands as Super Bock Group 13 Nov 2017

Portuguese multi-category operator Unicer, in which Carlsberg holds a major stake, has changed its name to that of its flagship beer brand, Super Bock.


Symington Family Estates buys Alto Alentejo vineyards 12 Apr 2017

Port producer Symington Family Estates has acquired its first vineyards outside of Portugal's Douro region. 


Budejovicky Budvar trumps Anheuser-Busch InBev in Portugal 3 Nov 2016

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Sumol + Compal refreshes Sumol design 29 Apr 2015

Portuguese soft drinks maker Sumol + Compal has unveiled new packaging for its Sumol range of fruit-flavoured CSDs.


PORTUGAL: 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: Court of Appeal favours Budejovicky Budvar over Anheuser-Busch InBev 27 Jun 2014

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Product Launch - GLOBAL: Quinta Nova N. S. Carmo's Grainha Exclusivo White 2012 22 Apr 2014

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


PORTUGAL: 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.


PORTUGAL: Casa do Douro instructed to sell off wines to balance debt 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.


PORTUGAL: Anheuser-Busch InBev banned from using Budweiser trademark after Budejovicky Budvar court win 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.