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Tag Archives: Portugal

Spanish and Portuguese Schist!

What is Schist? To answer that question, I found a great article about Schist, written by Bill Nesto, MW. Everything you could possibly want to know about this soil type can be explained in the previous article. However, I want to talk about Schist from the perspective of taste. A […]

We’re off!

Gabriella and I are just minutes from heading out the door to Norway for X-Mas. We get a 2 week vacation with our Norwegian relatives and we’re looking forward to it for sure. Don’t worry though, we’ll be posting from up there and keeping up to date. In fact we […]

Holiday Dessert Wines

With the holidays here, and time seemingly short, I thought I would rely on some old tasting notes. It’s pretty crazy around here, but I wanted to share with you one of my favorite holiday treats. It’s a classic, and not really a surprise, but this year I’ll give it […]

Vintage Port Tasting

Last week I had a chance to taste 18 young 2003 vintage port wines. Poor me, I know, I know, I shouldn’t complain, but this was not an easy task. Each one was deep dark and dense. Tannins and acids that stripped my tongue of feeling by the end of […]

Interview with Roy Hersh

It was about 3 years ago that I first started visiting the bulletin board over at erobertparker.com. At that time, I was just starting to fall in love with wine, and I found this forum to be a good place to ask questions that I couldn’t find answers to elsewhere. […]

Graham’s Port Tasting

Back in Feburary, when I arrived in Spain, I made sure to take a quick trip over to Portugal to visit some friends. While I was there, I also managed a quick stop at [Grahams->http://www.grahams-port.com/] Port House for a wine tasting. Check out my notes below: N.V. Graham Porto 20-year […]