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Touriga Nacional, a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon
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Thu 18 Jul 2019

Touriga Nacional, a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon

The king of Douro, Touriga Nacional, is probably the key ingredient in top Vintage Port, and more recently it’s being used to produce some top-notch table wines.

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Judge profile: Nick Oakley
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Thu 18 Jul 2019

Judge profile: Nick Oakley

Nick Oakley is director of Oakley Wine Agencies, a leading specialist in Portuguese and Spanish wine

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Portugal’s underrated whites
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Wed 17 Jul 2019

Portugal’s underrated whites

When talking about Portuguese wines, a couple of things come to mind: for reds, Port and the big and chunky offerings from the Douro.

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Misunderstood Madeira
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Tue 16 Jul 2019

Misunderstood Madeira

Madeira is one of the world’s most underrated and misunderstood wines. Christelle Guibert puts forward her case on why we should be drinking it more.

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The Tour de France through a glass
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Wed 10 Jul 2019

The Tour de France through a glass

The world's biggest and most challenging bike race is now under way, and many sports fanatics will be following this annual event.

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Top wines of Spain and Portugal unveiled in latest IWSC results announcement
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Fri 5 Jul 2019

Top wines of Spain and Portugal unveiled in latest IWSC results announcement

The latest wine results of the IWSC 2019 have been announced, awarding the very best wines in Spain and Portugal

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Riesling outside Germany
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Thu 4 Jul 2019

Riesling outside Germany

Riesling’s historic and cultural links to Germany mean that for many drinkers the two are indelibly linked. However, its remarkable virtues as a terroir-sensitive grape mean it has been enthusiastically adopted in other climatically-suited areas of the world.

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Judge profile: Alex Hunt MW
Wine News

Thu 4 Jul 2019

Judge profile: Alex Hunt MW

Alex joined the wine trade as a van driver for Oddbins while studying Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Oxford

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31 days of German Riesling
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Wed 3 Jul 2019

31 days of German Riesling

Riesling, perhaps the wine trade’s favourite grape variety, is under the spotlight this month with the increasingly popular nationwide campaign - 31 days of Riesling – running from 1st to 31 July.

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The best of English rosés
Wine News

Mon 1 Jul 2019

The best of English rosés

To celebrate the success of English rosé, we’ve handpicked a range of exquisite award-winning tipples to complement the warmer weather as we head into summer

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