Category: Port and Sherry

Foods to match with En Rama Sherry

Have you tried En Rama Sherry? This relatively unknown type of Sherry has a very distinctive flavour and, thanks to unique wine making processes, is best drunk relatively soon after purchase. With this in mind, I decided to compile my list of top things to eat with En Rama Sherries to help you enjoy this […]

Port Tongs at the Ready

A large family gathering gave a very good reason to put my new Taylor’s Port Tongs to action.  We’d seen these used at Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas a week earlier to worthy effect and Adrian Bridge had kindly given us each a pair to take home. The principal purpose of Port Tongs is to open a […]

To Declare or not to Declare

That is the question……………soon to be answered.Vintage Port is a fascinating example of a category which has gained a fanatical following amongst a relatively small constituency of wine connoisseurs, most of them based in Great Britain and latterly the USA. Berry Bros are lucky enough to be the largest single importer of Vintage Port into […]

Port: Not Just For Christmas!

As traditional and British as Berry Bros. & Rudd, Port started life as a full-bodied, dry, red wine, known in 17th century London as ‘blackstrap’. Brandy was often added to the wine by British merchants to ensure it arrived in good condition. In 1678, however, two English wine merchants visiting the Douro region found the […]