Port

  • Wines of Portugal: 3 Standout Wineries & Aged White Port

    … "The Gentleman did like a drop too much, (Tho’ there are many such) And took more Port than was exactly portable." --Thomas Hood As I've repeatedly said, I've heard the clarion call for the wines of Portugal, those intriguing wines which seduce with their tantalizing aromas and flavors. It is my desire that many others hear the summons…

    3 readers - Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie
  • A Grant Eddie Retrospective

    …, lithe; very pure and intense; blackberries, blueberries, black currants with a vein of poignant graphite minerality; perfectly managed tannins for framing and foundation, a little austere on the finish. Try from 2015 or ’16 through 2020 to ’22. Excellent. About $27. Zinfandel 2007. 13.5% alc. Whitman’s Mountain Vineyard. dark ruby with a garnet rim…

    3 readers - Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head
  • Graham’s Vintage Port 1983

    … Soon I will be off to Portugal for a sponsored press trip exploring Porto and the Douro Valley. Portugal is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world right now, so the trip should prove to be quite exciting. In anticipation of the trip, I opened a bottle from one of my favourite port producers, Graham’s. Graham’s is now part…

    4 readers - Just Grapes
  • Wine & Culinary forum: the Primum Familiae Vini tasting

    … Port 2000 Douro, Portugal Ripe, sweet and dense with nice leather and herb complexity. Beginning to develop interesting complexity. Still tannic with direct fruit beginning to turn mellow at the edges. Grippy, fresh and detailed with lots of potential. Warm, spicy and intense. 94/100 …

    4 readers - jamie goode's wine blog
  • Livermore Stories: BoaVentura de Caires Winery

    … an auction dinner for a neighboring winery, and he cooks for some of his wine club events. Talk about multitalented. Thanks to his Portuguese grandparents Brett grew up around wine. “My grandmother would cook lunch and you’d always have a glass of milk and some apricot brandy or port.” While most of his wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Brett does…

    1 readers - WineFashionista
  • Sept. 27 LCBO Wine Picks: Pioneers + Portugal

    … DEU LA DEU ALVARINHO VINHO VERDE 2013 - Monção e Melgaço, DOC, Portugal (#040642) (XD) - $19.95 CLOS LE VIGNEAU VOUVRAY 2012 - AC, Loire, France (#318840) (D) - $19.95 SOUTHBROOK TRIOMPHE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013 - VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (#117556) (XD) - $21.95 reviewed here QUAILS’ GATE CHARDONNAY 2012 - VQA Okanagan Valley, British…

    7 readers - Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews
  • View of Vila Nova De Gaia

    … – this is a panorama combining 4 shots – and a hasty return to the hotel. Via Nova de Gaia is on the south side of the river, Oporto to the north, which always confuses me as I have it stuck that they are the other way around. So this is looking south towards the Port Houses lining the riverbank and creeping up the hillsides. You can just make out…

    5 readers - Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon
  • Pre- and post-run wines from last weekend at Pichon

    … Medoc marathon winner Philippe Remond Château Suduiraut 2006 Sauternes, Bordeaux, France This is sensational. Honeyed crystalline fruits with caramel richness and some toast. Complex smoky apricots with orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and white pepper spiciness. Complex and complete. 95/100 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2003 Douro, Portugal Quite…

    8 readers - jamie goode's wine blog
  • Ladies, This Port's For You

    … serious, acid-threaded reds. But even if as we try not to get ahead of ourselves, every Port lover begins to squirm with the anticipation of the first frost. All the signs are present: we are now entering Port season. Let us rejoice. And with that as a lengthy preamble, a plea for the ladies... The archetypal Port drinker persona clings to wine…

    5 readers - Winethropology