At times we can be surprised by unique experiences and the strange manner in which wine may precipitate the development of new friendships, in ways we couldn’t possibly have foreseen. Two unexpected Port events took place a dozen days apart early in 2013, and from these singular experiences, new friendships have emerged and memories created that will last forever.

Port Wines 1851 to 1948

Shown above are 13 of the 18 Vintage Ports included in the second session of tastings profiled in the article below. The Ports range from the exalted 1851 Warre’s up through a 1948 Taylor. Later, a Quinta do Noval Nacional mini-vertical flight followed this one. The youngest Ports in this photo were from 1948 on the right side of the arc, while the oldest from the 1800′s were on the left. The photographer of this photo is Eric, who you will read about.

Wines lists for the two events included some amazing and legendary bottles of Port:

1st session:

  • 1927 Taylor Vintage Port
  • 1931 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port
  • 1945 Croft Vintage Port
  • 1945 Taylor Vintage Port
  • 1948 Taylor Vintage Port

2nd Session:

  • 1851 Warre Vintage Port
  • 1896 Dow Vintage Port
  • 1912 Warre Vintage Port
  • 1927 Fonseca Vintage Port
  • 1931 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port
  • 1931 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port
  • 1945 Warre Vintage Port
  • 1945 Dow Vintage Port
  • 1945 Croft Vintage Port
  • 1945 Taylor Vintage Port
  • 1945 Fonseca Vintage Port
  • 1948 Taylor Vintage Port
  • 1948 Fonseca Vintage Port
  • 1963 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port
  • 1966 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port
  • 1967 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port
  • 1994 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port

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