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 READ MORE

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, READ MORE

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, READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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 as two of our goals to find an importer for our wines in the UK and other in the US. Last READ MORE

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 READ MORE

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