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    Port as tourist magnet

    A version of this article is published by the Financial Times. See also yesterday's array of tasting notes on 39 great ports. It used to take the…

    15 Oct 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Reminders of the greatness of port

    See also port as tourist magnet.Last month I spent a couple of nights in port country in my capacity as a member of the Royal Household Wine…

    14 Oct 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    Sweet and strong assemblage

    See this guide to our assemblages. Julia writes Although we try not to focus your attention on scores, in this instance I cannot resist doing so. Just…

    18 Aug 2016 Team JR
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    A port as old as the Queen

    Paul Symington has long railed against what he sees as the underpricing of port. Why shouldn’t the wine to which his family has devoted its…

    10 May 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    ​The strong, the sweet and the succulent

    This is a much longer version of an article also published by the Financial Times. In the three sets of recommended festive wines that preceded this…

    19 Dec 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Strong and sweet - a compilation

    See also today's article about the exact meaning of 'en rama' sherries. And see this guide to all our recently published compilations. Jancis writes:…

    15 Dec 2015 Team JR
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    Gloriously gleaming tawnies

    Not all tawny ports are colheita ports but all colheita ports are tawny, and all tawnies are named after their orange-brown colour that looks so…

    28 Sep 2015 Julia Harding MW
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    In support of port

    Earlier this year I bought a Eurocave wine cabinet, thereby finally providing controlled storage conditions in my home. I am now gradually populating…

    14 Sep 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Wines for invalids

    This article has been syndicated.It is a truism that as you go through life the topics you discuss most often with friends tend to follow a…

    30 Mar 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    An emotional Cockburn port tasting

    I’m such a hardened old nut, it’s not often that wine tastings bring tears to my eyes, but I did find myself with distinctly blurred vision towards…

    17 Mar 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Graham's Six Grapes Old Vines NV port

    From £14.99, $48Graham’s have been busy looking backwards over their shoulder (see Ne Oublie, for example). To celebrate ‘over 100 years’ of their…

    19 Dec 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Sweet and strong assortment

    See Sorting through the assortments for a guide to the collections of tasting notes already published and those yet to come.More than 70 sweet and…

    27 Nov 2014 Team JR
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    Where are the world's oldest wines?

    This article has been syndicated.Where in the world are the oldest wines? Not vines (although that is another interesting question - see our unique  …

    24 Nov 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Port-loving plutocrats sought by rivals

    Ancient wood-aged port? Check. Late nineteenth century pedigree? Check. Hand-crafted presentation box? Check. Bespoke crystal decanter? Check.…

    23 Jun 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Sandeman vintage ports back to 1944

    George Sandeman, the figurehead of the Sandeman port house, showed off 20 vintages of Sandeman port in London last month. Talk about warts and all……

    13 May 2014 Jancis Robinson