The advent of Quevedo

Quevedo advent calendar

A cleverly stimulating alternative to the usual marking of the days leading up to Christmas.

Towards the end of 2020 an email from UK specialist merchants Vintage Wine & Port brought to my attention an excellent idea for an Advent calendar – 24 ports in individual 9-cl bottles from the port house Quevedo.

After a little prevarication, given its £395 (€443, $537) promotional price, I dived in to bring a little brightness to the end of this dreary year (also using the excuse that it would give my partner some useful training materials for WSET Diploma tasting exams due in the new...