Port Wine sales are growing in 2010 while Quevedo opens to new markets

After dropping 6.3% in value and in volume in 2009 vs 2008, in 2010 Port Wine sales are recovering. Year-to-October sales of Port Wine are increasing by 6.3% in value and 3.2% in volume (more info on the IVDP site). Given the slowdown of the global economy, and the struggles Europe is going through to […]

Slow Food conference also includes a slow Port Wine tasting

During this week is taking place in Turin, Italy, the Salone del Gusto fair, and event under the umbrella of the Slow Food organization. Slow Food, for opposition to Fast Food, aims to preserve traditional and regional cuisine. During this 4 day event, there was a workshop dedicated to Port Wine. Italy is not a […]

Live view from our vineyards around the winery

It’s raining and we still have plenty of grapes to pick up… Oscar

Trip to Niger – the wedding that will mark all my life

This year has been marked by a rainy Winter, a hot Summer and by the high number of weddings I am attending to. One of those weddings was far away from the Douro. Mouna, the bride, is from Niger and Andreas, the groom, is Hungarian, who I met when I was working in Madrid. Due […]

What do you do when you don’t have enough wine for a tasting?

My two-week trip to the US is about to finish. I’m now in Charlotte on my way to Europe, Spain first and finally on Sunday afternoon I shall arrive in Porto. In the last few days I was in Los Angeles, visiting Andy Velebil, moderator at the forum For the Love of Port. Taking advantage […]

And the Best Winery Blog is….

The dream is over. I came to Walla Walla, Washington, to attend at the Wine Bloggers Conference. If you remind, the winners of the Wine Blog Awards, for which we were nominated for Best Winery Blog, would be revealed during the first day of the conference. This is what happened this afternoon. Although I really […]

Oscar’s 2008 and some Quevedo Ports are now being listed on Naked Wines, an UK online wine retailer

Can you imagine what is happening to us? Our Douro wine Oscar’s 2008 and some Ports are now being listed on Naked Wines!! Yes, you read it correctly, naked wines. Does it mean that I’ll be naked in upcoming tastings? No, fortunately for everyone! It means that Oscar’s 2008 and some of our Ports can […]

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 […]

Quevedo is finally exporting to the US

This is a big step for a small family winery from the Douro. Few weeks after starting this blog, in July 2008, I put astwo of our goals to find an importer for our wines in the UK and otherin the US. Last November we found an importer in the UK: Wine Fantastic. And in […]

Jazz music is the best way to end the day at Prowein wine fair

Prowein is one of the most important wine fairs. It takes place in Dusseldorf, Germany, every March. During three days we have the opportunity to talk to our clients and meet new people looking for new wines to distribute. At the end of the day everyone is tired and always looking for a good opportunity […]