Tag Archives: Port

SUBLIME 1940’S (CUP)KOPKE

Take this, Wine Snobs: I was one of the lucky few to taste Kopke’s Colheita 1940. Mouthful and eccentric taste, grippy and long-lasting, exotic raisin cupcake and nutty aromas. Celebrating 375 years with 375 excel bottles, 760 euros each. Not … Continuar a ler

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PORT FOR (WINE SNOB) DUMMIES

I hate Wine Snobs. They focus exclusively on packaging, on labeling. About Port they know Taylor’s, Graham’s, Fonseca, Dow’s, maybe they know David Guimaraens and the Symington boys. But they don’t know the basics. With the same grapes the Port … Continuar a ler

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WHERE IS TERROIR? SOMEWHERE?

The French call it Terroir but the American Bill Ryan preferred to talk about “somewhereness” when referring to the elusive combination of micro-climate, soil and aspect that lifts one wine above another. To 12 makers of wine in Ontario, somewhereness … Continuar a ler

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VINUM GRAPES

“RMS Queen Mary was an ocean liner that sailed primarily in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line, known as Cunard-White Star when the vessel entered service. Queen Mary along with her running mate, the … Continuar a ler

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