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Port and Chocolate – Cockburn’s LBV and Chocolate Bavarois

Port and Chocolate – Cockburn’s LBV and Chocolate Bavarois

Do you do anything with port other than drink it or serve it with stilton? I’m not a great fan, by the way, of port withRead More

Quinta de Covela Escolha, 2005, Minho, Portugal

Quinta de Covela Escolha, 2005, Minho, Portugal

Many will realise, may even respect, my ongoing search for the unusual wine – the striking label, the interesting blend or individual grape, the obscure region…Read More

Dow’s Estate Selection Port, NV, Douro, Portugal

Dow’s Estate Selection Port, NV, Douro, Portugal

As my slightly numb head this morning testifies, this humble little bottle of port is very, very drinkable. At just £4.99 it is also rather goodRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Wine Tasting Note: Quinta do Infantado Vintage, 2003, Douro, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Quinta do Infantado Vintage, 2003, Douro, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Quinta do Infantado Vintage, 2003, Douro, Portugal. Available from Independents including The Secret Cellar £27.99 and Nickolls & Perks £115.67 for six. DryRead More

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Wine Tasting Note: Pink Elephant Rosé, 2006, Estremadura, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Pink Elephant Rosé, 2006, Estremadura, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Pink Elephant Rosé, 2006, Estremadura, Portugal.Available exclusively from Tesco.com until August for £4. (normal price is £5).Vivid cherry in colour. Flavour-wise it isRead More

Andrew Barrow
23 May
Wine Tasting Note: Quinta da Alorna Portal da Águia, 2005, Ribatejo, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Quinta da Alorna Portal da Águia, 2005, Ribatejo, Portugal

A rummage around the bottom shelves in Oddbins unearthed this little beaut. Forget those crusty old, baked, oxidised, fruitless Portuguese whites of old and embrace thisRead More

Andrew Barrow
29 Jan
Wine Tasting Note: Altano Reserva, 2000, Douro, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Altano Reserva, 2000, Douro, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note:Altano Reserva, 2000, Douro, Portugal.Bin-end stock at Waitrose £4.99 down from £6.99.Bought to accompany a spicy, rich, Spanish-inspired Chorizo and Potato Stew the flavoursRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Jan
Vinho Verde from Afros.

Vinho Verde from Afros.

Received a batch of Portuguese wines the other day; unsolicited direct from the producer. In the accompanying notes there is a mention of a white madeRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Graham’s Malvedos Port, 1995, Portugal.

Wine Tasting Note: Graham’s Malvedos Port, 1995, Portugal.

Graham’s Malvedos 1995 Another single quinta (vineyard) port and one from the producers top vineyard. While 1995 was not declared as a vintage year the grapesRead More

Andrew Barrow
5 Jan
Wine Tasting Note: Croft Quinta da Roeda, 1987, Douro, Portugal.

Wine Tasting Note: Croft Quinta da Roeda, 1987, Douro, Portugal.

Croft Quinta Da Roeda 1987 Quinta da Roeda has the quaint tradition of planting a tree every year they produce a port from the vineyard. ForRead More

Andrew Barrow
22 Dec

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