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Tag Archives: Maritime

• And now, Port cocktails! Remember Port?

And now, Port cocktails! Remember Port?

When I think about port, I think of my earliest, clumsy attempts at seeming — with requisite air quotes — “sophisticated,” or at least “fancy.” Back then, in my 20s, port seemed like the fast track to connoisseurship. “I’ll take a glass of the ’85 Fonseca,” I’d say to a waiter as everyone else was […]

• Princely Port Is This Season's Tipple

Princely Port Is This Season's Tipple

ALTHOUGH it’s been with us for centuries, port is still a mystery for many, having suffered from a fuddy-duddy image of English gentlemen asking the ladies to withdraw while they discussed affairs of state over port and cigars – and, not least, which way to pass the port! Like sherry, though, Portugal’s peerless fortified wine […]