Wine

Wine blogs in traditional wine magazines

I guess we all agree that wine blogs and wine social media overall are becoming more and more popular amongst wine consumers. Traditional media, like newspaper or specialized wine magazines are living a concerning period as more and more people prefer to look for information online, rather then buying a magazine. Similar behavior is being […]


Using English terms on Port Wine bottles

The influence of the British culture on the Port Wine industry started some centuries ago when the first British merchants came to Portugal and set up their exporting business in Vila Nova de Gaia. Actually, the arrival of the British coincides with the origin of Port Wine itself. Not surprising, this fortified wine made in […]


2010 Oscar’s white – our new project is just coming out

Dear follower of my blog, The Oscar’s wine project is going pretty well. So well, that we were challenged to come up not only with a red but also with a white Oscar’s wine. Spring has already begun and Summer is around the corner, so guess what? We are going to release it right now! […]


Villar d’Allen 20 Year Old Port, the restart of a family with a long tradition

I have already talked here about one of the most interesting discoveries in the Port history of the last years. I’m talking about Villar d’Allen, a family with a very respectable and fascinating past as Port Wine producers and merchants. Fortunately, for the Port Wine lovers and collectors, Allen family is back in business. Few […]


Can a Colheita be topped off with a younger Port and still be called a Colheita?

This is a recurrent theme on the specialized Port Wine forums. Whether you go to For the Love of Port or to The Port Forum, you will find this questions unanswered. Actually, I think there is no answer for this, not from the legal side, neither from the producer’s point of view. Why? On the […]


Oscar’s 2009 is ready for the fight

2010 is about to finish, but before we enter 2011, we want to present you the second edition of our Douro wine Oscar’s. First released in 2009, Oscar’s is a social, friendly and easy-going Douro wine. Made with grapes from Quinta da Trovisca, our 2009 blend shows fresher notes and is a little bit more […]


In the Douro wine region, which bank of the Douro river produces more wine?

In the Douro wine region, which bank of the Douro river produces more wine?/ Na região demarcada do Douro, qual das margem do rio produz mais vinho?survey software Yesteday, while I was in an event, which I’ll cover latter here in our blog, I was asked which of the Douro banks makes more wine, the […]


Signing a contract when getting a double-magnum(3L) or imperial(6L) of Quinta Vale D’Agodinho 2008 Vintage Port

For the first time in Quevedo’s history, we bottled double-magnums (3L) and imperials (6L) of a Vintage Port. The chosen Port Wine for this exclusive limited edition (20 units each) was our 2008 Quinta Vale d’Agodinho Vintage Port as this is also the first Single Quinta Vintage Port we release. All the process has been […]


2008 Quinta Vale d’Agodinho Quevedo Vintage Port

During the last month we have been busy not only making newest wine from harvest this but also preparing the bottling of a Port Wine from 2008 harvest. We had in our winery a small blend of Ports from our main vineyard, Quinta Vale d’Agodinho, which we decided to declare as Single Quinta Vintage Port. […]


Why is Sweden a special market for wine? Because of the Systembolaget

Image by quevedoports via Flickr For several reasons Sweden is a very special market for wine: State control of ALL retail alcohol sales of over 3.5% ABV high taxes on alcohol beverages restriction in the number of brands and types of wines listed on the shelves new launches of wine only if Systembolaget (Swedish wine […]