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The event Cais de Fado celebrated the uniquely Portuguese Fado music with free performances by both established and newer artists, including the legendary Mariza.
FTLOP is proud to introduce to our readers Bento Amaral, who is the Director of Technical Services and Certification for the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto (IVDP).
Port lover Rune Gustavsen of Norway writes for FTLOP's Guest Corner about the blind tasting of ten bottles of Twenty Year Old Tawny Port his family enjoyed last Christmas.
A visit to Quinta do Mourão in the Baixo Corgo with Miguel Braga, whose family produce the excellent S. Leonardo ports, particularly some outstanding tawnies.
Compare views of Quinta do Tua, as featured in a 1936 film clip, with recent photos.
Roy's account of possibly the finest and oldest lineup of Verdelho ever assembled: eighteen historic bottles spanning vintages from 1890 back to 1748, with his meticulous tasting notes. In addition, Mannie Berk contributed "Reexamining Verdelho" and notes on the provenance of each wine, and Richard Mayson has written about "The Verdelho Grape" and "The Distribution of Madeira's Vineyards Today."
Late Bottled Vintage Port is a style of Port that balances the prestige and flavour profile of Vintage Port with a much more accessible price point, making it very appealing to consumers and wine service professionals. Roy teaches you all about LBV and provides plenty of tasting notes to guide you.
Learn the fundamentals of Tawny Port from expert Roy Hersh: what is it (in all its varieties), what are its attractions to the consumer and to wine service professionals, how to serve it, and of course as always, Roy offers tasting notes to bear out his points.
Roy is constantly asked for recommendations on buying Vintage Ports. Here, he discusses what the consumer should think about in buying Vintage Port and picks 12 personal favourites based on a combination of quality, affordability and availability.
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