Awards

Quevedo 1996 Colheita wins gold medal at the Mundus Vini and Palate Press Awards

First let me say that we don’t like to brag, but our Quevedo 1996 Colheita has been popular on the wine competitions, being awarded both in Europe and in the US. Thus, we thought we should share this with you. First was Mundus Vini that in September awarded it with a gold medal in their [...]


Claudia’s 2009 among the 50 Great Portuguese Wines by Olly Smith

Since 2005 that Viniportugal has been inviting a prestigious journalist to select the 50 Great Portuguese Wines for the UK market. For the ninth edition, the journalist invited was Olly Smith, who presented last Thursday in London his list for 2013. In that list we are proud to announce that you will find one of [...]


2010 Vintage Port tasting by Wine Passion Magazine – great news!

In February 2013 Wine Passion Magazine carried through a tasting of 2010 Vintage Port. Active Port lovers know that in 2010 Port producers harvested good grapes and made nice Port. But this was not an outstanding vintage, as 2007 or more recently 2011 were. Despite that, we had 3.000 liters made with grapes from our [...]


Wine Spectator featured our video “How to make Port Wine”

Thevideo wemade some months ago, “How to make Port Wine” was shorted and is finalist on Wine Spectator video contest. First, Wine Spectator asked for submissions; then, they selected nine videos for the big final, and now is the time for the publicto elect the winner.I don’t really know how close or far are we [...]


Treading grapes in the lagar is not only fun but also helps to receive awards

How many of you have already trodden grapes in a lagar? I do it at least once a year when my friends from the University come over to celebrate the harvest. We all go to Quinta das Aranhas, property of Sebastio Mesquita, a friend producer, and we enjoy for a couple of hours the warm [...]


Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2010 – 2 Douro Wines and 1 Port on the list

This week was released the top 100 wines listof 2010 by the American magazine Wine Spectator. This isprobably the most respected top 100 list, already on its 23rd edition. The selection is based on four criteria: quality; value; availability; and an X-factor that WS calls excitement.In thisyear’s listthere are three Portuguese wines, all from the [...]


Quevedo’s wines awarded? As we said before, we rather you taste it!

You know that we here, in our corner, love to hear what you think about our wines. So much that most of the time we don’t care too much about what the press says. In any case, and just to keep you informed about what is going on with our wines, I must tell you [...]


Quevedo nominated for Best Winery Blog

Dear readers of our blog, it is time to judge us. This time not by tasting our wines, but because we were nominated for Best Winery Blog from the Wine Blog Awards. I had never expected that a Port producer located in a remote region in the north of Portugal could attract the visibility for [...]


5th Place in the PORTraits Feature Organized by ForTheLoveOfPort

Roy Hersh in the ForTheLoveOfPort web has recently promoted a feature called PORTraits. With the aim to create a compendium of Porto, Madeira and Douro pictures, the feature was free open to all who want to share their little treasures. The challenge finished mid December and the winners were announced in Roy’s newletter of January, [...]


Douro Red Wine Between The Top 10 Wines of 2008 for Wine Spectator

The top 10 wines in 2008 from the magazine Wine Spectator brought an excellent result for the Portuguese wines. The red Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines 2005 ranks in #3 with 95 points from the magazine. This is definitively an extraordinary prize for this dedicated family. But are also amazing news for the Portuguese [...]