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Ana Almeida

FTLOP is proud to introduce you to Ana Almeida.   Here is Ana’s story: 1. Please share some information about your life and how you wound up working in the Port and Douro wine trade and at what age? I grew up in the smallest AOC in Portugal, Carcavelos, in Lisbon’s suburbs where fortified wine [...]

By | 2017-05-17T22:16:08+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Port Personalities|Tags: , |0 Comments

Musing about Madeira: Colheita

A quick aside, Colheita Madeira unlike Colheita Port (the latter of which requires 7 years in wood) but with Madeira, Colheita rules have required a minimum of six years in neutral cask, since the category was created in the early-mid-1990s. In the new regulations passed in 2015, that was changed to where Colheita Madeira now [...]

By | 2017-05-17T22:20:27+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Madeira, Roys Blog|Tags: |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 | 2017-05-19T21:28:23+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Categories: Douro DOC, Douro Weather, Featured|Tags: , |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 | 2017-05-19T21:30:08+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Categories: Roys Blog, Trade News|Tags: , , |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 | 2016-11-18T10:23:08+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Categories: Roys Blog|2 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 | 2016-11-18T10:23:11+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Categories: FTLOP Awards, Trade News|0 Comments