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 Committee. This meant that our hosts, Graham and Taylor, rolled out many a red-carpet-in-a-bottle. The magnificent array of ports we were treated to – back to an amazing Graham 1924 and several extremely venerable tawnies – are described below. (I will report on the Douro table wines separately.) 

This meant that among many arresting sights, including that of the Clerk of the Royal Cellars in shorts and red tartan shirt...