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10 September, 2019

The 2017 Vintage Port Preview Tasting

The 2017 Vintage Port Preview Tasting
Posted in : Dessert Wine, Port, Wine on by : becca
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Little did I know that when we convened for the 2016 Vintage Port tasting, another Vintage Port declaration would follow in 2017. I was surprised to find an invitation to attend this year’s preview tasting in my inbox, and I can safely say that the pre-eminent Port producers represented — Symington, Fladgate, and Quinta do
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8 May, 2019

Quinta De La Rosa Extra Dry Non-Vintage White Port

Quinta De La Rosa Extra Dry Non-Vintage White Port
Posted in : Dessert Wine, Port, Wine on by : becca
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Quinta De La Rosa Extra Dry Non-Vintage White Port Douro, Portugal ABV 19.5% One of my surprises at last year’s Vintage 2016 Porto Tasting was being handed a tasting glass of Fonseca Extra Dry “Siroco” White Port. Readers, I am unashamed to admit that I did not know white port existed until that moment. As
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23 February, 2019

Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto

Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto
Posted in : Port, Wine on by : becca
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Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto Douro, Portugal The Review Obligatory disclaimer: This bottle was free to me for review. Ports like the Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto are why I know I must take a tour of the Douro Valley someday. Rosy floral notes wind through the labyrinth of a cut open fig—you
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27 November, 2018

2016 Vintage Port: A Sign of Good Things to Come…and Good Drinking Now

2016 Vintage Port: A Sign of Good Things to Come…and Good Drinking Now
Posted in : Fortified Wine, Port, Wine on by : becca
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A highlight of my blogging year was attending the 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting at the Fairmont Hotel this past June. Obligatory disclaimer: That means this tasting experience was free to me. I’ve been drinking wine for about a decade and a half now, and I knew from my first sip of Port, or Porto,
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8 November, 2017

Vale do Bomfim 2015 Red Wine Blend

Vale do Bomfim 2015 Red Wine Blend
Comments : 1 Posted in : Other Red Blends, Red Wine, Touriga Nacional, Wine on by : becca
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Vale do Bomfim 2015 Red Wine Blend Douro, Portugal 13.9% ABV I’m about to leave for the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa, and I thought, before I take off, I’d post one of my regular features since I started this blog in 2007: the simple wine review. Wine blogging has changed a lot
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24 February, 2017

Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Port

Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Port
Posted in : Fortified Wine, Port, Wine on by : becca
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Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Port Douro, Portugal Obligatory disclaimer: This review is based on a sample bottle. I love port. The richness, depth of flavors, and luxurious mood that port imparts are always a wonderful way to end a meal. They are the last crescendo that confirms you have witnessed something glorious this evening. Graham’s
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24 October, 2016

Port Pairing for Halloween

Port Pairing for Halloween
Comments : 3 Posted in : Fortified Wine, Port, Wine on by : becca
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Halloween is my favorite time of year and port is close to my favorite type of wine, so when I was contacted to do a post on port pairings with Halloween treats, I had to say yes. Obligatory disclaimer: That means I received these wines for free. But not the pairings – I made those!
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21 January, 2014

Fat Grape Winery 2010 Merlot

Fat Grape Winery 2010 Merlot
Posted in : Merlot, Red Wine, Wine on by : becca
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Fat Grape Winery 2010 Merlot Northern California I posted recently about what I’d recommend for a foodie day trip to Treasure Island. Fat Grape was the sulfite-free winery we visited that offers a zillion different types of wine to taste for free. The Fat Grape 2010 Merlot was one of two wines that impressed me,
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10 April, 2013

Kinston, NC, Blogging: Chef and the Farmer

Comments : 6 Posted in : Dining in Kinston - NC, Restaurants on by : becca
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Kinston, NC, Blogging: Chef and the Farmer This is the third and final installment on our recent day trip to Kinston, NC. Blog 1 covered the various ways we amused ourselves by the Neuse riverfront last month. Blog 2 was on Mother Earth Brewing, which we were delighted to discover is based in downtown Kinston
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22 February, 2012

Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Tawny Port

Comments : 1 Posted in : Port, Wine on by : becca
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Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Tawny Port Portugal I failed to take a picture of this tawny port before I recycled the bottle. Somehow, I think you’ll make do. What you won’t do with is not recognizing what tawny means, which I just discovered while researching this post. Tawny ports are ports aged for long enough
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