Vintage Port

    • Protect Yourself from Arctic Temperatures with Fortified Wine

      My first experience with fortified wines consisted of a Ruby Port while looking at the Vilanova de Gaia coastline in Porto. It was sublime! Actually, the experience was so memorable that upon my return to Madrid, I built an insatiable desire to explore fortified wines. It’s a world I new very little about, a world previously limited to Sherry, but now included Madeira, Port, ...

      Catavino- 4 readers -
    • Look Both Ways Before Crossing

      The past year was filled with so many wonderful moments and even more delicious wines that it is impossible to count them all. Before uncorking 2015, I thought it would be nice to mention some things that stood out in 2014, and offer a few modest, obtainable goals for the new year. The visit my wife and I made late in 2013 to Champagne opened our eyes to a world beyond the big labels.

      Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELTin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Alfarroba: Southern Portugal’s Guilt-Free Dessert

    … I’m a chocolate lover. I’m also a fig lover. Then I took a trip to the Algarve and discovered that chocolate and fig had a love child, and its name is Alfarroba. Vacationing in the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, has its benefits; and it’s not just for the beach and the great weather. The Algarve is home to an abundant variety…

    Andrea Smith/ Catavino- 2 readers -
  • How Sweet It Is! Port for the People.

    … be terribly expensive - cheap-o versions are akin to cough syrup, so what to do? Easy, try Graham’s Six Grapes. Graham’s has been a Port player since 1820 and since most vintage Port is pricy, they crafted this everyday sweetie, which frankly does the job admirably. With candied cherry and raspberry, nutmeg and clove, and a nice little acidity, this is one…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundz- 4 readers -
  • Portugal: Lisboa wine focus

    … Pancas. Plus three extra winery profiles in different regions: Aliança Vinhos de Portugal - Bairrada, Dão. Douro Valley: Quinta do Portal (including a Vintage Port retrospective 1995 to 2000) and Quinta do Romeu (organic). And a special bonus feature: Niepoort Port 'masterclass' led by Dirk Niepoort including Garrafeira, Colheita and Vintage…

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 5 readers -
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