Reviewers' Favorites 2021: Mark Squires

Mark Squires covers mostly wines in the emerging regions, so his “favorites” selections may be new to you—new grapes, new values, new wines to love. As we near the festive...

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Portugal: New Releases from Portal (Including Great Port), Fojo, Cortes de Cima & More

This is a nice group of (mostly) new releases from Portugal, with Lua Cheia being the largest group in this report....

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Portugal: Top Table Wines and New Ports

For the last Portugal report of 2020, it’s an eclectic mix filled with familiar names and icons, including some late-arriving (and famous) Portos....

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Portugal: Vallado, Azores Wine Co., Quinta Nova & More

This report has the biggest contributions coming from Vallado, Quinta Nova, Pato/Wouters, the Azores Wine Company (Maçanita) and Domingos Alves de Sousa....

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Portugal: The Tenth Anniversary of Quinta Nova’s Mirabilis

This report presents a 10-year retrospective on Mirabilis, with vintages selected by Luisa Amorim for her family-owned winery....

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Portugal: Trophies from Fitapreta, Falua, Pacheca, Kopke and More

This is just a small collection of offerings published now in the interest of timeliness, but there are some intriguing wines and well-known producers....

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My 2020 Wine Discoveries: Mark Squires

These are all very fine wines, but the group for this list must include the concept of discovery—not just “best of.”...

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Portugal: It’s Raining Crasto & More

This report centers around Quinta do Crasto, one of the “Douro Boys” wine estates in Portugal. That’s not all we have, though. There are several other producers well worth a...

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Portugal: New Release Table Wines & Plenty of Ports

This issue is unusually diverse, with lots of fine Ports vying with interesting new table wines. Plus, there are lots of new tawny releases. There are some LBVs as well,...

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Portugal, Port: 30 Year Ports – The Forgotten Category, With Tawny Tips, New 2015s & More

This issue mostly concerns 30 Year Ports, although we do have some continuing evaluations and reevaluations of 2015 Vintage Ports and a smattering of other things, like Crasto's special 19th...

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