Port House Mergers May Spike Prices

Luis Antunes
Issue: September 30, 2013

Vintage Port, the most prized category of Portugal's famed fortified wines, promises stellar quality with the recently released 2011 vintage. It's welcome news for Port producers, who in recent years have faced higher production costs and declining sales for entry-level wines. These difficulties are shifting the focus to premium Ports and triggering a wave of mergers as large houses buy up smaller competitors. Wine Spectator's Luis Antunes explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 20, 2013.

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