Port

  • Look Both Ways Before Crossing

    … was just how much Mary, up until now no big fan of fortified wines, ended up loving the tawny, ruby, and vintage ports we sampled. She was prepared to be a good teammate and try whatever I tried, but she was completely unprepared for the persuasive, almost seductive moments so many wines offered her. Similarly, we both were reminded in powerful ways…

    Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELTin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Symington Family Estates – A Heritage House of Port – James Melendez

    … I am writing about this tasting late but in some respects that is fine–after all Port wines can age gracefully and the memories of these wines linger. Non-fortified wines are on a time clock and that is a vast majority of wines. Ports like non-fortified wines can be enjoyed right out of release. And yet for the vintage declared wines become more…

    James the Wine Guy- 2 readers -
  • Catavino’s United Nations of Christmas!

    … with a variety of fortified wines such as Sherry, Port or sweet Moscatel? You could make the traditional Spanish Polvorones and Portuguese Sweet Pumpkin Dessert; or simply enjoy the holidays while popping 12 delicious grapes into your mouth at the strike of midnight on New Year’s Eve. However you decide to make this time special, know that all of us at Catavino wish you and yours a warm, loving Holiday Season! Cheers! …

    Gabriella Opaz/ Catavino- 3 readers -
  • Vintage Ad Archive: Drinking In The Holidays!

    …, and Champagne (or, ahem, “American Champagne”), also have long histories of tying themselves to the holidays in all kinds of ads. California Wines, 1942 Great Western, 1935 Virginia Dare, 1955 Schlitz, 1951 Blatz, 1945 Guinness, 1935 Budweiser, 1950 Schlitz, 1965 Renault, 1946 Carling’s Red Cap, 1947 Budweiser, 1950 Likewise port, brandy, and other…

    Patrick A. Reed/ The Alcohol Professor- 7 readers -
  • Port buying made easy

    … at $70.00, this Port is value driven while still delivering that full bodied, black fruit style. This Port can age for 20 – 30 yrs and some consider this house a “1st Growth” in the family Port. Great value! Floral style If perfume is your thing, then I highly recommend the 2011 Fonseca Vintage Port for $130.00. Think violets and rose petals…

    Lorie Loves Wine- 2 readers -
  • Portugal Offers ‘Best Value’ in UK Supermarkets

    …-appreciated categories, there was still value to be found in other regions as well, such as Lidl’s Torre de Ferro Dao at £4.99 (80% added value) and Asda’s Extra Special Dao at £5.00 (30% added value). What is interesting about this result is that while Portugal is demonstrating that it can make world class wines at the top end, it is gaining a growing reputation for value for money at other price points too. Hopefully, this will encourage consumers to explore even more Portuguese wines over the Christmas season. Robert McIntosh …

    Catavino- 3 readers -
  • Wise Men and Women Bear Gifts of Port

    … Going to a holiday party that carries the responsibility of a host or hostess gift? Need a present for someone who appreciates fine wine and a sense of specialness? That’s why I’m here, My Readers, to remove from your troubled spirits the burden of choice. The only requirement is that the recipient does drink alcoholic beverages. Port, as you…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head- 3 readers -
  • Holiday Wines – Sweet Ones – part 1

    … PORT and SHERRY Ports and Sherry have to be the most under-priced drinks in the world. When you consider the long ageing and amazing flavours, the prices makes little sense. Especially compared to the current asking for a 10-year-old Scotch. Many avoid Port and Sherry because they are unsure of when to drink them. Experts will confuse you…

    Billy's Best Bottles- 5 readers -
  • 2014: Favorite Wine-Related Items

    …. The Austrian wine event presented some nice comparison tastings of red wines made from indigenous grapes such as Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent. The Portugal tasting presented about 200 wines, of all types, and offered a great overview of the wonders of Portuguese wine, from Vinho Verde to Port. Both events have wines on my Favorite Wine…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • 2014: Top Wines Over $50

    …, silky tannins, and a lengthy and satisfying finish. This wine shows the high-end potential of Tannat, how strong tannins can be made manageable, and the depth of flavors that can be drawn forth from this grape. Uruguay is a country to keep on your radar. 6) Quinta do Portal 20 Year Old Tawny ($57) From one of the few Port houses owned by a Portuguese…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -
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  • 2014: Top Ten Wines Over $15

    …, a mutation of Tempranillo and only discovered relatively recently, this Spanish wine was aged on the lees in first year French oak. With a dark gold color, this wine had aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, accompanied by hints of honey, herbs and a touch of citrus. It possessed a very intriguing taste, good acidity and a long,pleasing finish…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodiein Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate-Almond Thumbprint Cookies #BittenWordCookies #FoodandWine

    … there when I need you). This challenge was my first gluten free baking experience, I made my first caramel with honey and coconut milk and coconut oil. And you know what? They aren't too bad. I'll admit I had more fun styling the cell phone photo and drinking the port (Santa LOVES Graham's Six Grape Port) Well, Zach & Clay, I did it. I'm still not quite in the holiday spirit, but I am getting there. A slideshow of the process:…

    Anna Bennett/ Anna Uncorked- 3 readers -
  • An Eventful Friday – Sparkling, Port, Radio Talk Show and more

    … wine just matter-of-factly – the winery was founded by the Guido Ferrari in 1902; he was responsible for bringing Chardonnay grape into Italy, and he can be pretty much considered a father of Italian Méthode Champenoise wine industry. Full range of Ferrari sparkling wines is nothing short of spectacular and again, it really deserves it own coverage…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Review of Messina Hof Paulo Port 2007

    … Texas wines. Messina Hof has a broad portfolio of wines made from both Texas Appellation and out of state fruit and they specialize in non-Vitis vinifera grape varieties such as Lenoir. Papa Paulo Port was the first wine produced commercially at Messina Hof in 1983 and it was inspired by Paul’s family of winemakers from Messina, Sicily who produced…

    Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Lover- 4 readers -
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