Oct
1

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

Sep
18

Graham’s Vintage Port 1997

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

Sep
3

Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port 1980

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

Jan
12

Quinta do Infantado Vintage Port 1995

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

Dec
15

Graham’s Malvedos Vintage Port 2001

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

Apr
14

Quinta do Noval Unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage 2001

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.

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