Category: Port and Sherry

Port: 2016 vintage report

The 2016 vintage looks set to be universally declared for Port – but why? What is it about this vintage that makes it remarkable enough to make it one of the top three of the decade? Here, our Port Buyer, Catriona Felstead MW, explores the unique set of weather conditions that has culminated in such […]

Declarations of Port

With will-they, won’t-they anticipation, the Port houses have (mostly) declared 2016 a vintage year. We ask Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave to unravel the mystery behind these most enjoyable fortified wines It has always been said that on St George’s Day a Port Vintage would be “declared” and last week the admirable, family-run Symington group […]

Chocolate conundrums – the best drinks to match

With Easter fast approaching it is that time of year when we like to look at our favourite tipples’ often troublesome relationship with chocolate. Here Fine Wine Account Manager and resident chocolate expert Peter Newton recommends some of his tried and tested matches, perfect for exploring this coming weekend   Chocolate and wine Chocolate has […]

What to drink in 2018: Vintage Port

Continuing our round-up of the vintages coming into their own this year, our Cellar Plan Manager and fortified aficionado Tom Cave looks at Port Anyone fortunate enough still to have Vintage Ports from 1970 and earlier will be enjoying wines from something of a Golden Era for these wonderfully noble and long-lived wines. The mid-1970s […]