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
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
2003 has been declared a vintage by all the major the Port houses - and the wines look well-structured and certainly long-lived.
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 has spent the last 20 years rediscovering its terroir. RICHARD MAYSON looks at how its best quality areas are now prospering.
Four Portuguese red wines were placed among the world’s greatest at an international blind tasting in Lisbon last month.