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A quick aside, Colheita Madeira unlike Colheita Port (the latter of which requires 7 years in wood) but with Madeira, Colheita rules have required a minimum of six years in neutral cask, since the category was created in the early-mid-1990s. In the new regulations passed [...]
There is an old Portuguese saying that goes: “Para lá do Marão, mandam os que lá estão”, which can be translated into something like “Beyond the Marão, it is those who live there that are in charge”. This saying reflects a hard truth about the [...]
FTLOP asks the Port Trade, "Is it better to buy LBVs (Late Botled Vintage Ports) from declared or non-declared years?"
Roy Hersh outlines three good reasons for enjoying Reserve Ruby Port, regardless of your level of wine knowledge or discretionary income.
The history and significance of the selo de garantia, or "Seal of Guarantee" on every bottle of Port and Douro DOC wine.
240 Years Later, Madeira Celebrates America’s Independence Again by Honoring US Madeira Wine Experts Immediately after declaring their independence from Great Britain in July of 1776, the members of the Continental Congress toasted each other with glasses of Madeira. The fortified wine, produced on the [...]
240 Years Later, Madeira Celebrates America’s Independence Again by Honoring US Madeira Wine Experts Immediately [...]
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