Port

    A Grant Eddie Retrospective

    … tasting. Grant Eddie also produces 75 to 100 cases of port (or port-like) wine every year, made from the classic Douro Valley grapes, of which the inky-purple California Port 2012 is young, bright, vigorous and intensely minerally, with soft elegant tannins (about $33); the Ramey-Schulten 2001 is lightly spiced and macerated, a bit sweet and plummy…

    3 readers - By 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 - By 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 - By jamie goode's wine blog

    Livermore Stories: BoaVentura de Caires Winery

    …. He recently catered 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…

    1 readers - By WineFashionista

    Sept. 27 LCBO Wine Picks: Pioneers + Portugal

    … White Wine: HENRY OF PELHAM ESTATE RIESLING 2012 - VQA Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (#557165) (M) - $17.95 BABICH BLACK LABEL SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013 - Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand (#009142) (XD) - $17.95 LAWSON’S DRY HILLS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013 - Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand (#214460) (XD) - $18.95 DEU LA DEU…

    7 readers - By 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 - By 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 - By 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 culture…

    5 readers - By Winethropology