Tag Archives: port

Crashing the Party at Quinta do Crasto

The recent harvest wasn’t a disaster everywhere, after all. Portugal’s Douro Valley enjoyed exceptional weather and a “classic” harvest, according to Miguel Roquette, marketing director for Quinta do Crasto winery, which his family has owned for more than a century. … Continue reading

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“Tawny – How I Loves Ya’, How I Loves Ya’ …. “

A reader posed this question on this week’s Free Range chat by The Washington Post’s Food section. Since she hit upon one of my favorite subjects – Port – I thought I’d share her question and my response: Help with … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings!

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you celebrate with a worthy wine, such as an Aged Tawny Port! I thank you all for reading Dave McIntyre’s WineLine  throughout the year, and I look forward to many more interactions with all of … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Guide: Port

Looking for a wine to give a wine lover? Champagne comes to mind, but a less obvious and equally impressive choice is Port. In today’s Washington Post, I recommend some vintage and some edgy new ruby Ports that make worthy … Continue reading

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Are You Drinking Your LBVs?

Port brings to mind stuffy old geezers in smoking jackets who “repair to the library” after dinner to puff on cigars, discuss affairs of state (in speech rife with “I say!” and “Hear, hear!”), toast Baron James Forrester and share … Continue reading

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