• Have you ever been to the Douro Valley? Have you tasted Dow’s Port?

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    A short piece of the breathtakingly fabulous Douro Valley

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  • Why not let Fernando de Castilla introduce you to the world of Sherry?

    Our tasting!

    An insight into the production of the various sherry styles.

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  • Feeling ‘Port’ly post Christmas?

    With a rise in sales of premium styles, short vintages and some high quality Vintages being released, is Port coming back into favour?

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  • Tasting old fortifieds from legends such as Blandy’s, Niepoort and Graham’s

     19th September saw me board a plane to London for the Institute of Masters of Wine 60th Anniversary Fortified tasting at Trinity House. According to the tasting booklet received on arrival the “aim has been to draw together a wide selection of the great fortified wines of the world, many of which share the Institute’s long history.” Sarah Jane Evans MW and Susan Hulme MW organised the tasting which to their credit exceeded expectations and made the trip across the water very worthwhile! With just 41 wines from around the world, the pleasure and enjoyment allowed was more than adequate.

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