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From $120, £75, €115 a bottle Find Warre's 1960 Find Taylor's Single Harvest 1964 (to be launched Jan 2014) Find Cálem Colheita 1961 Find a Niepoort Colheita port This is a...

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See Douro tasting notes in Douro for dummies .   In an ideal world I'd take all my notes when tasting wine and visiting vineyards straight on to my laptop. I hereby apologise to...

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My enthusiastic account of the recently declared 2011 vintage ports provoked very different responses from the two major players in the international port business. (I have yet, by the way, to...

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See also The best 2011 reds made anywhere . Perhaps it's not great timing that traditionally vintage port has been declared on St George's Day, 23 April. This year anyway the launch of the...

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From $24.99 and £16.99 (until midnight on Monday) Find this wine Tomorrow I'll be publishing the dry white wines that make up my Top 100+. They were pretty difficult...

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Usually it’s too much brandy that gives you a headache, not too little. However, the port industry is faced with a serious shortage of spirit with which to fortify its wines, according to a...

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£275 Find this wine Okay, £275 a bottle is no giveaway, but have you seen what other 60-year-old wines cost? And, as someone who has tasted a range of 1952s recently, not least...

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The story I'm going to tell you today started a few years ago at one of the best restaurants in Spain, Hispania, in the tourist resort of Arenys de Mar, 40 km north of Barcelona. Hispania and its...

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With his left hand in plaster after a cycling mishap, Adrian Bridge of the Taylor Fladgate Partnership was in London last Friday to show off the 2009 vintage ports that they had just 'declared',...

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The two major port shippers are taking very different views of 2009 as a port vintage. Adrian Bridge (pictured) of The Fladgate Partnership, owners of Taylor's, Croft and Fonseca, declared (as...

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I had lunch with someone who works for J P Morgan on Friday, tasted some wines from the cellar of a captain of industry in the evening, and learnt a great deal. For a start I learned...

Port, for many of us, is inextricably related to weather. In England, it is strictly a seasonal drink, to be sipped by log fires during long nights. Not quite so many would think of a white port...

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In my view, young vintage port is pretty similar to young classed-growth red bordeaux: better cellared than drunk. But mature vintage port is one of the world’s great treats, especially in the...

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Last week's London tasting of the newly released crop of vintage ports, the 2007s, was held in a sort of transitional passageway at The Foreign Press Association in Carlton House Terrace. The...

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In 2007 vintage ports - Part 1 Richard Hemming reported on a recent showing of these exciting new wines made by Adrian Bridge of The Fladgate Partnership (Croft, Delaforce, Fonseca, Taylor's),...

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