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Three Good Reasons to Drink Reserve Ruby Port

Roy Hersh outlines three good reasons for enjoying Reserve Ruby Port, regardless of your level of wine knowledge or discretionary income.

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Port Basics, Roys Blog|Tags: |7 Comments

The IDVP’s Seal of Guarantee

The history and significance of the selo de garantia, or "Seal of Guarantee" on every bottle of Port and Douro DOC wine.

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: History, Roys Blog|1 Comment

Reflections on Douro Wine and the 2004 Vintage

This my twentieth year since first visiting the Douro, has provided me pause for thought. While looking back on two decades of visits to Northern Portugal, I’ve taken time to consider all of the people that I have met in the Port and Douro wine trade. It has also allowed me to sit back and [...]

By | August 30th, 2015|Categories: Douro DOC, Douro Weather, Featured|2 Comments

Fortified Wines Continue to Face an Uphill Ride in America

Fortified wines have faced a roller coaster ride in the U.S. on-premise market in the recent past and wine sales from this segment of dessert wine remains challenging today. The three greatest obstacles for sale of fortified wines are: Possibly the most difficult hurdle of all for fortified wine; it becomes an even tougher sell [...]

By | August 18th, 2015|Categories: Roys Blog|0 Comments

A “Not-To-Be-Taken-Too-Seriously” Port primer

The dirty dozen, a list of items to enhance the knowledge of those looking for something to read while consuming their Port wine. The "facts" included here are quick quips that may include a few light-hearted points about Port; but are not-to-be-taken-too-seriously. 1. Simply put, Port is fermented then fortified grape juice, which always tastes better when [...]

By | November 25th, 2014|Categories: Roys Blog|2 Comments

Bento Amaral

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).

By | July 24th, 2014|Categories: Port Personalities|Tags: |0 Comments

The 4th Annual For The Love Of Port Awards

FTLOP’s award categories for the BEST OF: Ruby Reserve Port Late Bottled Vintage Port New Port Product 10 Year Old Tawny Port 20 Year Old Tawny Port 30 Year Old Tawny Port 40 Year Old Tawny Port White Port Colheita Port Vintage Port – current release Douro White Wine Douro Red Wine Hospitality & Tourism [...]

By | May 9th, 2014|Categories: FTLOP Awards, Trade News|0 Comments

Port Website Recommendation: For The Love Of Port

FTLOP has a new site design and new team members to continue delivering to you the best on-line resource about Port Wine.

By | January 24th, 2014|Categories: FTLOP News, Website of the Month|4 Comments

An Affair to Remember: 1851 – 1994

A group of close friends decided to enjoy some sensational old Vintage Ports on a special occasion and invited Roy to join them. Extraordinary wines, memories and new friendships.

By | January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Port|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Carla Tiago

Meet Carla Tiago, who is the talented winemaker at Quinta S. Luiz, since 2007. This beautiful property is where the Port and Douro wines of Kopke are grown and vinified along with some others in the Sogevinus portfolio.

By | November 22nd, 2013|Categories: Port Personalities|Tags: |0 Comments