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Tag Archives: port

Wanted: Vintage Port Wine

Flavor Profile Unlike entry-level port wines, vintage port wines cannot be summed up in a few adjectives. These are wines that can drank anywhere from a few months to over a century in bottle. Over a century! What else can you possibly consume that has not been sealed in an […]

Porto.Punto.

Editor’s Note: Although our fly by night contributing writer, Adrienne Smith, has been busy doing what she does best, changing hats, we’ve managed to get her fleeting and rather romantic impressions of her recent visit to Porto. Porto, located just across the Douro River from Vila Nova de Gaia, is […]

Domaine 547 – A new Partner

We are the first ones to admit that our website is not a money generator. If we solely relied on Catavino to pay our rent, you’d most likely see us on the train serenading passing tourists with songs of failed attempts to garner interest in Iberian wine. It’s not a […]

Bodega Profile – The House of Sandeman – DOC Porto

On a chilly and gray January afternoon in 2003, Ryan and I arrived into the historic Oporto train station bubbling with anticipation and excitement. Our limbs rather sore from sitting for hours in the same position, we begrudgingly put our large backpacks onto our shoulders, and like to old creaky […]

Wanted: Tawny Port

Background Tawny port wine is made from red grapes aged in wood, exposing them to gradual oxidation and evaporation, for longer than a ruby port wine. As a result, the wine loses its brilliant ruby color, becoming a dark amber or a tawny hue with a characteristic “nutty” flavor imparted […]

Port’s Popularity in the UK

Editor’s Note: As November is port wine month at Catavino, we’ve asked a handful of bloggers specific questions about port wine depending on their field of expertise. Andrew Barrow, the voice behind the UK wine blog, Spittoon, editor of Wine Sediments and wine distributor for UK Wines Online, was brave […]

Impossible Wine and Food Pairings? Wine and Shoe Pairings?

Does the title sound familiar? Over the past few months, Dr.Vino has been posting articles with the header: Impossible Food and Wine Pairings, asking readers to suggest wines that fit the niche food, or comfort food, that we typically don’t think pair with wine. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading the suggestions […]

Wanted: Ruby Port Wine

As we have done with both Sherry and Portuguese table wine, our goal is to provide you with a solid understanding as to what Port wine is throughout the month of November. Over the next two weeks, we will be providing you port wine profiles of each style with the […]

The Literary Side of Port Wine

Early this year, while teaching children full time, I made a brazen attempt at committing to reading a half-dozen Iberian wine books by the end of the summer. And as much as my heart was in the right place, I was hardly successful. In hind site, our recent Sherry adventure […]