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Tag Archives: Porto

• Visit 100 year old wine in a wine cellar

Visit 100 year old wine in a wine cellar

Do you know where the oldest classified wine region is in Europe? (Don’t worry, I didn’t). It’s not Bordeaux, it’s not Porto in Portugal or Chianti in Italy. In a corner of Northeast Hungary is the little-known Tokaj wine trail, and here, many of the stone wine cellars were built as early as the the mid-1500s. […]

• 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 […]

• Sandeman Challenges Cocktail Buffs to Create an Original Port Cocktail

Sandeman Challenges Cocktail Buffs to Create an Original Port Cocktail

Sandeman Mix it Up Challenges Cocktail Buffs to Create an Original Port Cocktail for the Chance to Visit Oporto, Portugal and the Historic Sandeman Cellars. Do you enjoy the design of a good cocktail as much as the results in the glass?  Do you spend as much time behind the bar as in front of […]

• Taylor Fladgate brings $3200 a bottle, 150 year old tawny Porto to US

Taylor Fladgate brings $3200 a bottle, 150 year old tawny Porto to US

Taylor Fladgate, a port wine house founded in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, has introduced a 150 year old tawny Porto, Scion, to the US this February. The Porto will be distributed in the US by Kobrand Wines and Spirits, a New York-based distributor of alcoholic beverages. The company said that Porto, Scion is a […]

• Global demand for Port down, innovation provides optimism

With global demand for Port down, coupled with below-cost selling and an extension of the Douro’s area under vine, many producers are experiencing pain. But category innovation provides cause for optimism.