A Flight of the Sixties is something you should not miss. This is the highlight of the Port Wine Day 2017 and this master class will take us through a very interesting decade. The tasting was conducted by Bento Amaral and a few of the producers. Thank you IVDP for the invitation to this Portwine event.
The conclusion after this tasting must be that, based on these wines, this is a legendary decade for Portwine. Only one of the 18 wines tasted was given less than 90 points. That is for me pretty outstanding. Read more
I was invited to the Douro to participate in Port Wine Day, a celebration of the 10th September 1756 when Douro was the world’s first regulated and demarked wineregion. The celebration took place with a tasting of Vintage Port from the first decade of this century. Each producer brought 2 different years, showing the different styles they made. It was really interesting to taste all these beautiful wines side-by-side and learning the different years better to know. I can conclude that 2007 is still a fantastic year for me, the relative high acidity gives most wines a nice freshness that I like.
The view from the tasting room
Read more about my trip, and see pictures, here in Danish
Here you will find the notes from the Vintage Port that I tasted, and short comments.
Douro dalen i Portugal var et af mine forslag da Ekstra Bladet spurgte mig som vinekspert tidligere på året. Nu har jeg så besøgt dalen igen med stor fornøjelse. Jeg var i Porto for at deltage i Port Wine Day der hylder 10. september 1756 for at være den dag Douro dalen blev udnævnt til at være et afgrænset område hvor der måtte produceres portvin efter klare regler. Denne fejring blev foretaget i selskab med skribenter, bloggere og andet godtfolk fra flere hjørner af verden.
David Chow – Andre Ribeirinho – Debra Meiburg MW – Karina Aggarwal
Vi lyttede til interessante indlæg om sammensætning af mad og portvin, samt afsætning på det kinesiske marked. Read more