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LBV 2006 @Rui's birthday!!! :))
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Graham's LBV it's a Late Bottle Vintage from 2006.

Not very expensive, between 10-14euros, this is a good one.

 

Try it with some chocolat or, otherwise, break the rules: open a bottle with your meal ;))

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Wine tastings, news about wine business and trends about portuguese wine brands but not only. Specially about Port wines, a special premium kind of wine, produced @ Douro.
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Briton who traded City career for life in Porto’s port industry - FT.com

Briton who traded City career for life in Porto’s port industry - FT.com | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it
Adrian Bridge is hardly the first banker to trade a career in finance for a life making wine. “Plenty of City men buy wineries after they retire,” says Bridge.
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The business man behind #portwine.
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Taylor's Port Wine for a Summer Time

Taylor's Port Wine for a Summer Time | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it
Taylor's Port - Established over three centuries ago in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses. It is dedicated entirely to the production of Port wine and in particular to its finest styles.
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Today marks the beginning of summer.
Let's ring in the new season with a glass of Chip Dry White Taylor's Port?
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Quinta do Monte d'Oiro Reserva 2004 @dianatcarvalho • Instagram

An excellent wine for a friday night ;)
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A red portuguese wine from a well known producer.
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Croft Pink - a new kind of Port

Croft Pink - a new kind of Port | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it

This special kind of Port has attractive floral notes underline the pungent, aromatic raspberry fruit aromas. The palate is full of deliciously ripe cherry and raspberry fruit flavours with lovely nuances of honey and grapefruit.

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The weekend is near... are you prepared for a Croft Pink already?

This special kind of Port has attractive floral notes underline the pungent, aromatic raspberry fruit aromas. The palate is full of deliciously ripe cherry and raspberry fruit flavours with lovely nuances of honey and grapefruit.

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Fonseca's Port - We Still do it like the Old Way

Fonseca's Port - We Still do it like the Old Way | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it

From Fonseca's Port @ Facebook page! :)

You would be forgiven for thinking that this photo was taken a long time ago, but in fact it was taken just last week!

Here we can see Mr. Joaquim cutting the grass which grows between the rows of vines at our Santo António vineyard. The grass protects against erosion, but Mr. Joaquim needs to cut it back at this time of year so that it doesn’t compete with the growth of the vines and the traditional method of a horse-drawn cutter is still the best way of doing it.

Since the conversion of Santo António to organic viticulture in 2007, the vineyard is a showcase for the sustainable viticulture model developed by technical director David Guimaraens and head of viticulture António Magalhães.

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The Fonseca's Port vineyard is a showcase for the sustainable viticulture of port wine. What a good example! :)  You would be forgiven for thinking that this photo was taken a long time ago, but in fact it was taken just last week!

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Taylor's Port - Google+: add it to receive more Port Wine News

Taylor's Port - Google+: add it to receive more Port Wine News | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it

Taylor’s LBV 2007 is the perfect finish to any meal. It does not need to be decanted and should be served in a generously proportioned wine glass so that its rich fruity nose can be enjoyed to the full.

Excellent with fully flavoured cheeses, especially blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort. It is also delicious with desserts made with chocolate or berry fruits.

See more on the website:
http://taylor.pt/en/catalogue/port-wine/ruby/late-bottled-vintage/lbv/

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Taylor’s LBV 2007 is the perfect finish to any meal. It does not need to be decanted and should be served in a generously proportioned wine glass so that its rich fruity nose can be enjoyed to the full.

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Taylor’s LBV 2007 is the perfect finish to any meal. It does not need to be decanted and should be served in a generously proportioned wine glass so that its rich fruity nose can be enjoyed to the full. :))

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Taylor's Port - Google+

Taylor's Port - Google+ | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it
Taylor's Port - Established over three centuries ago in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses. It is dedicated entirely to the production of Port wine and in particular to its finest styles.
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Port, being fortified and a wine of remarkable ageing potential and longevity, can remain in wood for much longer than most other wines. 

This means that it can be aged in different ways and for different periods to produce a wide range of different styles. 

On the website:
http://taylor.pt/en/what-is-port-wine/port-ageing-styles/

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2011 Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port

2011 Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it
Taylor’s will also release a very small amount of 2011 Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha. The very rare Vintage Port produced from the oldest vines on the Var
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"May just be the finest wine produced anywhere in the world in 2011". Actually not as deep purple as some. More deep crimson. Complex and wild nose, sort of biodynamic kind of profile. Jancis Robinson

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Taylor's Port - Google+

Taylor's Port - Google+ | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it
Taylor's Port - Established over three centuries ago in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses. It is dedicated entirely to the production of Port wine and in particular to its finest styles.
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Taylor's Port Wine Cellars has once again won the Certificate of Excellence 2013 from Tripadvisor, putting us at the top of the list of must see sights in Porto.

It is a recognition of the commitment and dedication of our fantastic team that work throughout the year, welcoming thousands of visitors from all over the world. :))

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Fonseca's Terra Prima just won a Gold Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013. 
This is a particular Port made entirely from grapes derived from certified organic viticulture.

We are very proud!

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Twitter / PRWineprincess: Taylor's wins gold for 1985 ...

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Taylor's wins gold for 1985 Vintage at DWWA http://bit.ly/10HYymS 

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LBV 2006 @Rui's birthday!!! :))
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Graham's LBV it's a Late Bottle Vintage from 2006.

Not very expensive, between 10-14euros, this is a good one.

 

Try it with some chocolat or, otherwise, break the rules: open a bottle with your meal ;))

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O melhor vinho do mundo... vinho do Porto.
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Portwine it's a special and unique wine around the world, only produced in North of Portugal @ Douro's region. There are 3 tips of Portwine: the White, the Tawny and the Ruby one. The most expensive (most of the times) and the ex-libris id the Vintage one, the one that comes from Ruby category.

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Wine: Now that you like it, you can learn it

Wine: Now that you like it, you can learn it | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it
Open yourself up to the world of wine, and you can start to hone your palate. A simple article that show us how easy it is to love this crazy little thing called wine. :)
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A simple article that show us how easy it is to love this crazy little thing called wine. :)
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Corticeira Amorim acaba de lançar 1.ª Rolha de Cortiça de Enroscar.

Corticeira Amorim acaba de lançar 1.ª Rolha de Cortiça de Enroscar. | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it
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Corticeira Amorim acaba de lançar a 1.ª Rolha de cortiça de enroscar!! ;))

O novo conceito combina uma rolha de cortiça com uma rosca e uma garrafa de vidro com uma rosca interior no gargalo, onde a rolha enrosca.

... e antes que comecem todos a dizer mal, basta sabermos que a nível ambiental é muito mais sustentável, é de abertura simples e de fácil reinserção da rolha e o sistema pode ser facilmente implementado nas adegas, sendo apenas necessário um pequeno ajuste nas linhas de engarrafamento. #emportugalsomoscriativos

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Taylor's 20 Year Old Port - a good friend to have at home

Taylor's 20 Year Old Port - a good friend to have at home | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it

An aged tawny Port, such as a Taylor’s 20 Year Old, is an excellent Port to have at home for pouring by the glass in moments of relaxation, such as when reading a good book, watching a favourite television programme, or chilling out with friends.

The mellow smoothness and sumptuous opulent flavour of an age tawny Port make it the ultimate meditation or relaxation wine.

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A Port to read a book, to see a movie or to listen some music.
A Port that is a good friend! :)

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Taylor's Port - Have you ever visited our cellars?

Taylor's Port - Have you ever visited our cellars? | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it

Have you ever visited our cellars?

Taylor’s Port wine cellars are in the heart of the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river from the old city centre of Oporto.

Wines in the cellars age either in cask or in vat. Casks are seasoned oak barrels usually holding around 630 litres of wine. They are used mainly to age Tawny Ports, in particular the smooth and mellow 10, 20, 30 and 40 Year Old Tawnies of which Taylor is the leading producer. Cask ageing encourages contact between the wine and the wood and intensifies the ageing process. The rich and complex aromas of maturity, such as notes of butterscotch, walnut and fine oak wood, therefore develop more quickly in a cask.

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Taylor’s Port wine cellars are in the heart of the historic area of Vila Nova de Gaia, across the river from the old city centre of Oporto.

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Taylor's Port - Quinta de Vargellas Vintage 2005 tasting note

Taylor's Port - Quinta de Vargellas Vintage 2005 tasting note | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it

The winter preceding the 2005 harvest was extremely cold and dry leaving the reserves of water severely depleted after an already dry and hot 2004.
Fortunately, these conditions were relieved by rainfalls giving the vines the critical relief that they needed, enabling them to complete the ripening process and deliver a perfectly ripe and well balanced crop.

“A very pure, well-defined nose of black cherries, cassis and plum with a certain “coolness” about it.” is the tasting note from Neal Martin from robertparker.com.

Have you ever tried a Taylor Quinta de Vargellas Vintage?

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Have you ever tried a Taylor Quinta de Vargellas Vintage?

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Timeline Photos | Facebook

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Do you know what makes the Croft Pink a Pink Port wine?

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Do you know what makes the Croft Pink a Pink Port wine? :)


Croft Pink was the first Pink Port ever made. It's so delicious that you can not resist, even If you want!!

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Timeline Photos | Facebook

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Que Vinho do Porto é este?

Existem diversos estilos de Vinho do Porto e cada um deles tem aromas, sabores e momentos específicos para serem bebidos. Nada melhor como provar cada um deles, para descobrirmos qual gostamos mais.

Veja a nossa listagem de Vinhos do Porto aqui, entregamos em todo o País!
http://www.onwine.pt/vinhos-do-porto

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2011 Vintage Port

2011 Vintage Port | Wine and Port Wine Trends | Scoop.it
Discover the best Vintage Port wines from 2011. Vintage Port information for Taylor's Port, Croft Port and Fonseca Port.
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“Portugal plays in the history of wine as important a part as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s tragedy. Without Hamlet no tragedy, without Portugal no great vintage wines.” H. Warner Allen, 1963.
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Timeline Photos | Facebook

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We are very pleased to inform that at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 our Croft Vintage 1994 won the Gold Medal!

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Vintages Ports Food pairing suggestions at Fonseca's Port. One of the best Port Wines from Portugal, you can read more about that here.

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Wine

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#wine at The Yeatman #Hotel in #Porto, #Portugal
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Fonseca«s Vintage Portwine, a great one, at The Yeatman Hotel.

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Quinta dos Avidagos 2008 Reserva. Um Douro com personalidade ;)
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Quinta dos Avidagos it's a Douro Red Wine from 2008, in this case it's a Reserve. Very smooth and with some taste of young fruits, this wine comes from a Winery who has already a few medals around the World's Wine Contests.  

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