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Douro Doc

Wine's best kept secret emerges from its slumber

A Portuguese wine took third place in Wine Spectator's list of the top-100 most exciting wines of 2008. It was the only non-French wine to make the top five. Three other Portuguese vintages were included in the prestigious list.

Wednesday, 10 June, 2009, 12:00am

O'Brien confident 'sleeper' Douro Valley has what it takes to make Vase impact

If the key to winning international events is in the planning, then surely Australian stayer Douro Valley is the 'sleeper' in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (2,400m) which has almost routinely been the preserve of the Europeans.

12 Dec 2008 - 12:00am


Mention the words 'wine' and 'Portugal' and most people will go into raptures about port, arguably the world's finest fortified, sweet red wine, before shuddering over the country's dry wines - usually associated with hangovers of the gargantuan variety.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


Wine: Warre Vintage Port Grape: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Roriz, Barroca, Tinto Cao Region: Douro Valley, Portugal Vintage: 1994 The Douro Valley is one of the most beautiful wine-growing areas in the world, with the finest vineyards found in the Alto Douro, about 120 kilometres east of the city of Oporto. Here Warre's has its principal vineyard, Quinta da Cavadinha.

7 Dec 1997 - 12:00am