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Spring Wines

I love this time of year. I was walking in the Yorkshire Dales last week and I saw my first lamb, the daffodils were out and the days were feeling longer and warmer. Whilst I bask in the beauty of the Dales in springtime I am also a Portuguese wine importer and I have to […]

Published by on April 8, 2014. Leave your thoughts.

Fancy a Luxury Break this September???

Marta Vine are pleased to announce our first trade competition to win a few days in luxury at the amazing Herdade dos Grous estate in Alentejo this September. This amazing winery was a new addition to our portfolio last year, but they have been present on the UK market for a number of years. We […]

Published by on February 7, 2014. Leave your thoughts.

Mad Month

Phew…It is nearly over! Many Portuguese wine fans have probably seen one of the Marta Vine team in November as it is the month of tastings! Kevin has been sporting his meagre Movember effort all over the North West whilst I have done numerous events in Scotland and the North East and Tom has done an excellent […]

Published by on November 30, 2013. Leave your thoughts.

New Look This Summer

We have changed our look this summer. Not only have I cut my hair we have also used the services of Pink Label Marketing and Peacock Carter to develop a new look website that is informative, attractive and easy to use. Once a month we will be releasing a newsletter so to receive these please go […]

Published by on May 3, 2013. Leave your thoughts.

New Year New Face!

Hello and a belated Happy New Year to you all. 2013 is going fast and furious and Marta Vine is full of new projects ! Sorry if we have spent sometime without writing any posts, but we decided to go on our late and well deserved honeymoon after a crazy Christmas. We are now back in the office and […]

Published by on February 6, 2013. Leave your thoughts.

Portuguese Wine Is Not Just For Christmas!

Feliz Natal! Merry Christmas! Christmas is coming quicker than ever, our order books are bulging and more and more people are enjoying our quality ports and wines this Christmas. As we said before we have had a great year so far and we are already putting together some new plans for 2013 to help our […]

Published by on December 12, 2012. Leave your thoughts.

The Creeping Up of Christmas

It has been a great year so far for Marta Vine Ltd with many new wines, new customers and steady growth to over 35 independent wine shops (contact us for your local stockists) and it will get even better at the end of October when Kevin and I get married in Lisbon. We will delay […]

Published by on October 8, 2012. Leave your thoughts.

Our Olympian Wines Take Gold and Silver Medals

I hope everyone has had a great summer and enjoyed it even though the weather has let us down. I know that the amazing Olympic Games helped me stay cheerful this summer and it was a real pleasure to be over here enjoying it in the UK even if Portugal only won 1 medal! As […]

Published by on October 4, 2012. Leave your thoughts.

Portucastle upon Wine!

A good name for a wine and tapas evening with a Portuguese/ Tyneside twist don’t you think? Not ‘Porncastle’ as I accidentally called it the other day which Kevin believes would attract an entirely different crowd! As long as they enjoy a glass of wine as well I suppose……. This year we are pleased to […]

Published by on July 3, 2012. Leave your thoughts.

Beja Oil Returns to the Wall 2000 Years Later

I was reading a book about the historical journey of Portugal the other day (The First Global Village- How Portugal Changed the World by Martin Page) and I got to a section explaining how a lot of the soldiers in the Roman Army stationed along the wall were from Lusitania, now known as Portugal and […]

Published by on May 17, 2012. Leave your thoughts.