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  • September 7, 2017 Emma Phillips

    2017 Bodegas Hidalgo harvest update

    Bodegas Hidalgo started the 2017 harvest last Wednesday, just when most other producers had already finished or were about to finish. This is a great example of Hidalgo’s commitment to quality. They harvest when the grapes reach 12⁰ Baumé *...

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  • August 8, 2017 Emma Phillips

    Why not try Taylor's Chip Dry & Tonic

    A refreshing alternative to a Gin and Tonic. Made from traditional white grape varieties, Taylor's Chip Dry is fermented and aged for longer than usual to give it a fresh, elegant and appetisingly crisp, dry taste. Method: Mix 1/3 Chip...

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  • August 6, 2017 Emma Phillips

    Crumbling Corks

    All Port houses strive to uphold the highest standards in quality and bottle their Ports using the best materials available. Before the late 1990s, the coating on Vintage Port corks used throughout the Port industry was still the traditional type...

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  • August 5, 2017 Emma Phillips

    To decant or not to decant, that is the question

      A lot of people find the whole idea of decanting Port nerve-racking. Fortunately it is a lot easier than you might imagine. Firstly not all Port needs decanting. Most styles of Port do not need decanting because they have...

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  • June 27, 2017 Emma Phillips

    What exactly is Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port?

    We are often asked what exactly is Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port.  So here is an explanation of a unique style of Port, which is exceptional value for money, if a little difficult to pronounce! There are many different types of...

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  • May 2, 2017 Emma Phillips

    NEWS: The Fladgate Partnership declares 2015 Vintage Ports

    On St George’s Day last week (as is tradition) The Fladgate Partnership announced that it will bottle 2015 Vintage Ports from Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas and Croft’s Quinta da Roêda as well as a commemorative Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage marking the...

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  • May 2, 2017 Emma Phillips

    Taylor’s 325th Anniversary Limited Edition Port

    Bottle shapes may change but Taylor's pioneering spirit never will. When Taylor’s pioneering founder Job Bearsley arrived in Portugal in 1692, his superb Ports were enjoyed in elegant, round bottles known as ‘onions’. Bearsley could not have known that, 325...

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  • April 12, 2017 Emma Phillips

    NEWS: Taylor's Port awarded Royal Warrant

    Taylor’s has been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment as a supplier of Port Wines to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Warrant is granted as a mark of recognition that the Warrant Holder is a regular supplier to...

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