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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Congratulations to Jorge Borges and Sandra Tavares: their new Douro white wine, Guru 2004, won the white wine trophy at the International Wine Challenge 2006. The results were announced last night at the official IWC dinner. Good news for Portugal and the Douro.

"Champion White
Guru 2004 Wine & Soul
This is a subtle, understated, elegant and beautifully-made wine which demonstrates that Portugal can make brilliant, dry white wine to rival some of the world’s greatest. This is a wine made from Portuguese varieties, not the usual ‘international’ suspects. UK Stockists – C&D Wines £17.00. This wine has also won the James Rogers Trophy."

Congratulations are also due to Jorge and Sandra on the birth of their first child, a boy, on July 27th. And today they were pressing the Guru 2006.


At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

Well done them!
Must try a bottle.

At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

...easier said than done. Any REAL stockists around? C&D don't have a shop and their website says "don't use this website!"

At 2:48 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

I'd try Corney & Barrow, who take their red wine Pintas

At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

I did try them first, but they say they'd only just heard about it themselves. They're now on the case, though.

At 11:24 PM, Blogger Paulo Coelho Vaz said...

À maneira, há maneira!!!
Parabéns meus caros, mas não se esqueçam que não basta serem os melhores, têm de perder o medo do o afirmar!!!

At 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any update on real stockists, Jamie?

At 7:48 AM, Blogger Fraser Jamieson said...

I am pleased to be able to tell you that Corney & Barrow will be listing this wine shortly. We only tasted it very recently and hope to offer the 2005 in October. Please contact me on 020 7265 2416 for more details


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