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
I like how the portuguese ‘declare’ vintage years in the Douro valley for port. Not only does it guarantee a certain level of quality when you buy the ‘vintage’ labeled
1980, my birth year. I’m not sure I should be admitting that, but I suppose it’s still within a reasonable distance from the present. 1980 was, it seems, a pretty
Another of the joys of California is that you can get smaller producers and older wines off the shelf for reasonable prices. I picked this bottle up at a great
My first introduction to port many years ago was, perhaps fortuitously, with a half bottle of the Graham’s 2000 Vintage Port, selected almost randomly. This was an absolutely stellar bottle
I rarely write about ports. I suppose that has to do with the difficulty of drinking a full bottle of port (often sitting at 18-20% abv) before it goes off.