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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 [...]

By | August 18th, 2015|Roys Blog, Trade News|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 [...]

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

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

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Decanting Vintage Port - The Hersh Method

Decanting is a simple process to remove sediment and also to allow a wine to breathe. This article provides basic instruction on how to achieve both. Read more.

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