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  • February 10, 2020 Emma Phillips

    Port Infused Stilton

    Traditional Christmas recipe combing Cheese and Port in one course. Prep time: 2-4 Days Ingredients: 1 block of baby Stilton with rind (about 2kg in weight)350ml of Port (Banyuls is great alternative) Method: Place the Stilton on the flattest of its two...

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  • February 10, 2020 Emma Phillips

    Classic Vintage Port Years

    Vintage Port is one of the world’s great iconic wines. Made only in the very finest years – known as ‘declared’ or 'classic' vintages. These years are as follows: 2016 2009 1997 1985 1977 1967 1958 1948 1935 1927 1912 2011 2008...

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  • February 10, 2020 Emma Phillips

    Poet Laureate

    From 1619 the Poet Laureate received as payment a Butt (720 bottles) of Sherry from the Crown. The custom ceased from 1790 until 1986 when the Sherry Shippers of Spain revived the custom for Ted Hughes, to mark the centuries...

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  • 10 Reasons to buy Port
    February 10, 2020 Carl Evans

    10 Reasons to buy Port

    1. To drink as an aperitifWhite Ports make excellent aperitifs. Taylor’s Chip Dry, introduced in 1934, was the first dry white Port to be released. It combines fresh fruit flavours, the mellow character of oak ageing and a crisp dry...

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  • May 15, 2018 Emma Phillips

    International Wine Challenge 2018 medal winners

    GOLD Fonseca Unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage 2011Sweet fruited, ripe fruits, fig and raisin. Attractive chocolate and clove notes. very dense yet finishes with warm and freshness   SILVER Henriques & Henriques 10 Year Old SercialIntense and concentrated with a gorgeous...

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  • May 1, 2018 Emma Phillips

    Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana En Rama

    One of the most keenly anticipated releases of the year has landed, the 2018 bottling of Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana En Rama. This seasonal wine is only released when the flor it is at its peak. The result is a...

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