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Producers Declare 2017 Vintage Port

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

It is very rare that two consecutive vintages are widely declared. But that is the case with 2016 and 2017. Though very different from each other, both years produced exceptional fruit.

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Vindicating Vintage Port

by Chuck Hayward

Whatever the excuse, be it warm weather or too much wine during dinner, many of us ignore port. Since it can be hard to amass a serious understanding of a wine unless you drink it, I welcomed the opportunity to acquaint myself with some recently declared 2009s and the rare chance to look at how the previous three vintages are shaping up.

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Looking for a Port in the Storm

by Chuck Hayward

Vintage port is one of the more unique segments of the wine industry, yet many people regularly overlook it at the dinner table and even those of us who attend countless trade tastings don’t get to try it that often. Yet when port houses declare a vintage, it provides the opportunity to sample a range of excellent wines, across vintages, as well as the chance to talk shop with some of the most interesting personalities in the wine world.

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