2012 Fortification Tour – Part 1

A visit to Krohn's lodges in Gaia and a tasting of their extraordinary Ports, a quinta visit and three different fabulous meals and their accompanying wines - and that was just the first 36 hours of the 2012 Fortification Tour.

By | June 29th, 2012|Categories: Fortification Tour, Travel Tales|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Casual Wine & Dine

Casual outdoor dining with good food and wine... and interesting wine pairing. What Douro wine would you have with barbecued baby back ribs?

By | June 16th, 2010|Categories: Roys Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

The End of a Union

Bittersweet account of an outstanding restaurant meal, the night the restaurant closed.

By | May 30th, 2010|Categories: Roys Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Sandra Marques Visits Seattle

What food and wine do you serve in your own home to a Portuguese wine professional?

By | May 13th, 2010|Categories: Roys Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Le Gavroche

Six courses in a top restaurant, a dozen good wines (and one wringer) and good friends.

By | April 30th, 2010|Categories: Roys Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Barbeito and Food Pairing Tasting

Tom Riley Murnan writes about the food pairing between 12 historic Madeiras hand chosen by Mannie Berk of The Rare Wine Co. and the dishes prepared to accompany them by Chef Michael Tusk of San Francisco's Quince Restaurant.

By | April 29th, 2010|Categories: Madeira|Tags: , |0 Comments

Celebrating My Brother’s 50th

A Fiftieth birthday celebration calls for suitably decadent food and wine: vintage Champagne, fine old Burgundies and Bordeaux, and a 1908 Madeira.

By | February 23rd, 2010|Categories: Roys Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

At Home with Sophia Bergqvist

An eclectic, global menu with some interesting wine pairings for a well-travelled Douro wine producer and her importer.

By | February 9th, 2010|Categories: Roys Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

White Port & Veal Sweetbread

Guest Author Frederick Blais shares his recipe for Veal Sweetbreads with a White Port sauce - which, by the way, he also recommends over ice cream.

By | November 5th, 2009|Categories: Guest Corner Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Birthday Weekend of Wine

It took 3 nights and 23 bottles of wine, but Roy finally got his birthday fully celebrated.

By | July 3rd, 2009|Categories: Roys Blog|Tags: |0 Comments