Tag: Port

What to drink in 2021: Vintage Port

As 2021 gets going, our Cellar Plan Manager, Tom Cave, provides the first instalment of our annual series on the vintages to uncork this year, starting with Vintage Port. Most 1970 Vintage Ports remain comfortably at their pinnacle of maturity and offer, 50+ years on, fabulous drinking. Now that ’63 and ’66, are hard to […]

Barbara Drew’s guide to Port

Barbara Drew MW breaks down the different styles of Port, from well-known ruby and tawny styles to lesser-known white and pink styles. It may inspire you to explore a different kind of Port this Christmas. Whilst steeped in ritual, Port is both an accessible drink, and, in my view, one of the best value wines […]

To declare or not: a decision no more?

As a flurry of Port houses declare the 2018 vintage – following in the footsteps of 2016 and ’17 – Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave considers whether, with quality in the region higher than ever, the distinction of declared vintages in the Douro may soon be a thing of the past Vintage Port declarations used […]

What to drink in 2020: Vintage Port

In the second instalment of our series on the wines to tuck into this year, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave reports on a half-century of Vintage Port The 1970s continue to shine on; these are a wonderful indulgence now and display all the great traits of truly venerable Vintage Port from a long-gone era. […]