Perhaps you’re gonna think I’m the most inappreciative idiot out there when reading this – and perhaps I am – but I can’t let go of the fact what thoughts goes through my mind after having tasted the 5G. Why can Port wine command such astronomic prices compared to Madeira without being superior, just different? [...]
200 years. That’s impressive. Impressive for a family business. You see, family owned companies normally have a life cycle way below 200 years. Heck, even 20 or 30 years are impressive for a family run company. Not Blandy’s though. They’re celebrating John Blandy’s founding of the company in 1811, by putting the 7th generation [...]
Let’s stop right here. Weekly reflections of a wine lover? Last post was in January. Who am I trying to convince? From now on it’s irregular reflections of a wine lover and I have no clue when #63 will be posted. Since my last reflections, my two blogs have moved from the blogspot world [...]
Today I almost did it. Took that last step towards a complete wine geek.
Thankfully I was brutally chrushed by someome with a lot more money than me in the wallet (700 euros+). I was bidding on an auction lot with a set budget on 400 Euros. For a bottle of wine! A [...]
Soon Monday morning and a week filled with work ahead. But hey, I will survive. All I need to do is enter this blog’s URL, read this post, look at the pictures and swish, I’m thrown back into the glasses of the Henriques and Henriques 1898 Verdelho Solera and the 1894 Founder’s Reserve Solera [...]
FTLOP – For The Love Of Port is the place to be if your weak spot is Portuguese wines, especially Port and Madeira. Roy Hersh, who runs the site, is a most passionate and knowledgeable aficionado of the fortified wines, and when he asked me for an article on our five week stay [...]
-There are more modern instruments, but we like this old one, Americo says when explaining for me how they measure the alcohol content in the wines.
We’re standing in the laboratory of Vinhos Barbeito together with Americo Pereira who’s guiding us around in the top [...]
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