• Have a Wine Tasting Party!

      Want to conduct your own Wine by Mood tasting? Here’s a little shopping list that won’t fail you – covering all styles. I poured these last weekend at the Gourmet Wine & Food Expo and they were all a hit – because I framed them in their proper context. Start with the bubbly, then if you can pour all 3 whites, then all 3 reds to experience their contrast.

      Billy's Best Bottlesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
    • A Knight Of The Brotherhood Of Port Wine

      "Port is the oil of good conversation." --Adrian Bridge When was the last time you enjoyed a glass of Port? Port, which is also known as Vinho do Porto, Porto and Vinho Generoso, is basically a fortified wine produced in the Douro region of Portugal. It is a wine of diversity, depth, and deliciousness, one which many Americans don't properly appreciate. Port consumption in the U.S.

      Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Adeus, Ocean Spray

    … that is insanely easy to make, tastes somewhat reminiscent of good ol’ Ocean Spray (yet even better), and, best of all, leaves an open bottle of Port to enjoy after the meal. Cranberry Sauce with Port (recipe from Saveur) 1 cup ruby port 1 cup sugar 1 12-oz. bag fresh cranberries – preferably Ocean Spray Bring all ingredients to a boil over medium heat…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 3 readers -
  • Quinta Do Vallado Has Your Thanksgiving Needs Covered

    … as some older vintages. I was struck by the quality, drinkability and age-worthiness of their wines as a whole. In addition, I also found that it would be easy to select all the wines for my Thanksgiving table from their offerings. So with Thanksgiving just about a month away, here’s a look at four wines that offer perfect holiday sipping from the moment your guests arrive through the final bite of dessert. Head over to Bullz-Eye.com to read the rest. …

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

    …. To the Portuguese, Tawny Ports are their flagship as they are tougher to make consistently. Vintage Port is relatively easy to make. The Arinto grape is widely planted and is the backbone of crispiness. The Alvarinho grape is getting more popular, and is being seen more as a single varietal. The Encruzado grape possesses lots of minerality…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 4 readers -
  • 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…

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

    The Primum Familiae Vini are an association of top European wine domaines, and we were treated to a tasting of some of their wines, presented by Christophe Brunet, wine ambassador of the PVF and Fiona Beckett, food and wine journalist. They were providing the chat, with Fiona’s brief being suggesting suitable pairings for the wines. She did really well: it’s not a task I’d envy.

    jamie goode's wine blog- 4 readers -
  • 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…

    Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon- 5 readers -
  • 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…

    jamie goode's wine blogin Riesling- 8 readers -
  • 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…

    Winethropology- 5 readers -