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... vintage is a new method of making port for those who don't want to wait as long. It is aged only in the bottle for 7 years. You can keep it aging in the bottle for another 8-10 years but once opened it must be drunk within a day! I really liked this port so we got two small bottles of it. The other ruby was nothing special but the 100 years of tawny was something else! We had a 10yr, 20yr, 30yr and a 40yr. You could see the different ...
We woke up today to lovely sunshine, I sat outside before breakfast reading my book overlooking the river and vines. We went into breakfast and unfortunately the heavens opened. We had planned to do the long walk around the estate today so we sat inside to read our books and hope the weather passes. It didn't -we ...
After a fantastic day yesterday we wake early and surprisingly with no ill effects from the port tasting! We are going to catch the first boat ride of the morning then head back to Calems to pick up another couple of bottles of port before heading up river to the Douro. The boat ride is nice when we are heading up river and cold and windy as we head down! The sides of the rivers are really pretty in places and then full of abandoned ...
... the pruning until late November.
Along the way, our hosts chattered away, sharing tidbit after tidbit of the story of life along the Douro. Hugo pointed out the schist posts used in the vineyards – the poor man’s post. Large corporate farms have a different look, larger terraces and modern tools and equipment. Farther up the tributary valleys, small farms use whatever is available and schist, a form of shale, ...
... years back, but it rarely sees the inside of my luggage. In any case, all we had for clothing on this trip was our walking gear, and quite frankly, when embarking on a strenuous scouting trip, appearance is even less a priority than usual, so I generally choose my second, more worn, tier of clothing.
It was, then, with trepidation that I approached the cruise director about his invitation and explained our predicament – that we did not have ...
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