Richard Mayson

Madeira – the guide

A trip to Madeira is a trip back in history, to an island colonised by the Portuguese in 1420, and a favourite destination of Sir Winston Churchill. RICHARD MAYSON is

A Portuguese swansong

In his last Decanter article on Portuguese wine, Richard Mayson looks back over 26 years in the trade and picks his favourite producers of yesteryear, today – and tomorrow

Port 2003: vintage report

2003 has been declared a vintage by all the major the Port houses - and the wines look well-structured and certainly long-lived.

20-year-old Tawny Port

Vintage port is often held up as the most aristocratic of wines. But RICHARD MAYSON argues that a 20-year-old tawny can offer greater overall drinking pleasure.

Portugal’s Big Ideas

Portugal has spent the last 20 years rediscovering its terroir. RICHARD MAYSON looks at how its best quality areas are now prospering.