One of the good things about my move into the booze industry is that, surprisingly, the amount of booze I buy has gone down. Unfortunately, along with that the average price of things I buy has gone up. That said, looking for bargains has also become a bit of an obsession, which has led to [...]
Archive for 'Port'
My final bit of writing about port styles for the time being is dedicated to what I consider to be the most underappreciated style in the canon – white port. Produced in the same way to the various other ports in previous posts, but using a base made with white grapes rather than the red [...]
The next group of port styles that I’m going to talk about is the oxidised pair of Tawny and Colheita. These again start from the same root as the other ports (as described in my first porty post) and then both continue from there in pretty much the same way. Once the wine has been [...]
Posted: April 24th, 2011 under Port.
Tags: casal dos jordões, colheita, da revolta, noval, quinta, quinta das lamelas, quita santa eufémia, romariz, san leonardo, são pedro das águias, tawny, valriz
While there are a bunch of different styles of port most of them can be grouped together into related familes. The first of these that I’m going to witter about is the less oxidised trio of Ruby, Vintage and Late Bottled Vintage ports. Two of the main ideas behind port maturation are the allowing and [...]
My inability to organise travel, amongst other things, is well known amongst the lovely people I refer to as ‘friends’, with my habit of constantly changing my mind and not being able to make simple decisions (such as ‘which hotel do I stay in’ or ‘ where do I go on holiday’) leading to a [...]