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How to Organize a Port Tasting Club

Article and photos by John Musnuff © August 2016   So you find yourself enjoying Port — maybe with a few friends, but feel uneducated. A Port Tasting Club can do a lot to acquaint you and it is not hard to form a tasting group in your area with some thought, planning and determination. [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: Guest Corner Articles, Port Basics|0 Comments

Ten Tawnies at Twenty

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.

By | July 10th, 2014|Categories: Guest Corner Articles, Port|Tags: , , |2 Comments

The Matriarch of Madeira: A Tribute to Dona Manuela Barbeito

The Rare Wine Co. and Vinhos Barbeito team up again for another memorable tasting of rare Madeiras, this time in honour of Vinhos Barbeito's former winemaker Dona Manuela Barbeito.

By | January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Madeira|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Great Tasting Of The Vintage 1978

Swedish Port lover Sten-Anders Ivarsson´s article focuses on a comprehensive tasting of thirty Vintage Ports from the unheralded, but very solid year of 1978.

By | November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Guest Corner Articles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Guess The Vintage #2

How well do you know your Vintages? Guest author Alex Bridgeman challenges you to identify a Vintage Port based on the current events of the Vintage year - including some fabulous period photo cues!

By | July 18th, 2013|Categories: Port|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ramos Pinto at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Guest Author Blair Curtis reports from the 2013 Vancouver International Wine Festival, where he enjoyed the Ramos Pinto table wines and Ports, as well an array of Vintage Ports from a private tasting which Roy was invited to lead.

By | July 18th, 2013|Categories: Guest Corner Articles, Port|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dow’s “Magnathon” Tasting

Guest Author Andy Velebil reports from a truly epic tasting in London: six Magnums of Dow's, a Magnum of Warre's, a few more Port treats and a steak and fries too.

By | March 29th, 2013|Categories: Port|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Madeira: A Time Capsule

Guest Author and award winning Master Sommelier Matt Stamp writes evocatively, humourously and informatively about Madeira.

By | March 29th, 2013|Categories: Guest Corner Articles, Madeira, Travel Tales|Tags: , |0 Comments

Guess The Vintage

How can you guess the Vintage without tasting the wine? Easy: guest author Alex Bridgeman gives you the current events clues.

By | February 28th, 2013|Categories: Guest Corner Articles, Port|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Horizontal Followed by a Vertical

Frequent guest contributor Blair Curtis reports on a vertical and then a horizontal... and as he disclaims, this is not about waking up in the morning, it is about two amazing tastings of Vintage Ports.

By | November 29th, 2012|Categories: Guest Corner Articles, Port|Tags: , , , |0 Comments