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DrT999

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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyThu Nov 03, 2011 8:33 pm

By way, another American 'port' (this one from more traditional port grapes, and a bit easier to find than the Shelton) would be Twisted Oak's 'Pig Stai Pour't' -- if you don't know them, they have an off-beat (or as they would claim, 'twisted') sensibility, and produce Spanish & Rhone varietal wines. I'll probably pop one for over Thanksgiving

http://www.twistedoak.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyThu Nov 03, 2011 10:32 pm

[quote="jgmitchell"]
Harlock999 wrote:

That Founder's Reserve is good. Another good one is Fonseca Bin 27.

Thanks, that reminds me that I need to buy another bottle!
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Done!
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 04, 2011 2:00 pm

I want to try some port, I'm also venturing into the Sherry realm, as it is really trying to make a comeback--and rightfully so--it's wonderful, when it's not salted garbage for cooking. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 04, 2011 6:07 pm

Well, I've been drinking port since I started off this thread a year ago, and now I have a hard time drinking "regular" wine. It just seems too watery and thin compared to the richness of port. No turning back for me... drunken
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 04, 2011 6:22 pm

Harlock999 wrote:
Well, I've been drinking port since I started off this thread a year ago, and now I have a hard time drinking "regular" wine. It just seems too watery and thin compared to the richness of port. No turning back for me... drunken

On the off-chance you or other port lovers don't know this great site:
http://fortheloveofport.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 04, 2011 6:30 pm

DrT999 wrote:
Harlock999 wrote:
Well, I've been drinking port since I started off this thread a year ago, and now I have a hard time drinking "regular" wine. It just seems too watery and thin compared to the richness of port. No turning back for me... drunken

On the off-chance you or other port lovers don't know this great site:
http://fortheloveofport.com/

Thanks, I needed a site like this!
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 5:41 pm

Here's a recommendation that I truly enjoy.

http://www.grahams-port.com/section.php?id=185

There's not many port varietals that I don't like being a common sewer of anything that goes well with a pipe or cigar. But for my taste I enjoy the dryness and nuttiness of Tawny Port with a pipe, especially when smoking a Burley blend. But like tobacco everyones taste is very individual.




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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptySat Mar 31, 2012 5:59 pm

oh im glad i stumbled on this thread!! I found port when I wanted something little bit more umph than beer but less bite than scotch... For afordable starters May I suggest

Dow's tawny port-- this is a magnificant port and compliments great english mixtures
Dow's LBV port's (LBV standing for Late bottled vintage) this usually runs about $5-7 more than the tawny but is well worth it, has nice plum/jammy flavors and extremely mellow
Penfolds tawny port- This is an aussie made port from penfolds estate and i must say it is an extremely well balanced and made port just the perfect amount of sweetness and around $15 USD a bottle definately can not go wrong!!

If you want to venture into vintages may i suggest--- 1966,1994,2007
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyWed May 02, 2012 8:39 pm

Am glad there is already a thread for this wonderful beverage.

I am just now decanting a 14 year old Dow tawny. This is the youngest of the bottles I have.

For me, a good port is a true port, needs to have at least 10 years on it (though I am not above drinking a sandeman or warrior) and should be decanted. I have not a had a port yet that did not improve with decanting. If it is good out of the bottle it better with open age on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyWed May 02, 2012 8:52 pm

I remember back in college, I drank port wine the night before an audition.

I didn't win.
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyWed May 02, 2012 9:39 pm

kieveryuu wrote:
I have not a had a port yet that did not improve with decanting. If it is good out of the bottle it better with open age on it.
Actually, most non-sparkling wines benefit from decanting
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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyWed May 02, 2012 9:41 pm

I mostly use Port for cooking, but only occasionally for drinking. This is something I might have to investigate further...
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MisterE wrote:
I remember back in college, I drank port wine the night before an audition.

I didn't win.

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyThu May 03, 2012 2:05 am

DrT999 wrote:
kieveryuu wrote:
I have not a had a port yet that did not improve with decanting. If it is good out of the bottle it better with open age on it.
Actually, most non-sparkling wines benefit from decanting

This is a good and accurate point. I just rarely take the time to decant red wine. Also, when decanting a standard red wine one will be drinking it the same evening or within 24 hours. Where as with port, if you have a good stopper you can keep the port aging well for months.
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kieveryuu wrote:
DrT999 wrote:
kieveryuu wrote:
I have not a had a port yet that did not improve with decanting. If it is good out of the bottle it better with open age on it.
Actually, most non-sparkling wines benefit from decanting

This is a good and accurate point. I just rarely take the time to decant red wine. Also, when decanting a standard red wine one will be drinking it the same evening or within 24 hours. Where as with port, if you have a good stopper you can keep the port aging well for months.

True; except for older wines I rarely decant even though I know I should, unless it's for a somewhat more formal dinner.
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyThu May 03, 2012 1:11 pm

I enjoy a Fonseca port, on occasion.
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyWed May 30, 2012 7:31 am

I recently started cellaring port. Mostly what I have is 10 year old. Up 8 bottles so far. Its hard to look at and not be tempted to open it.
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atwageman wrote:
I recently started cellaring port. Mostly what I have is 10 year old. Up 8 bottles so far. Its hard to look at and not be tempted to open it.


No that feeling well. Have a couple bottles that have been cellared for several years now. From when I still had a job and could afford it. At the moment I do not have unopened bottle younger than 15yrs.
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptyWed Sep 05, 2012 6:21 pm

Just got into port and Madeira about 2 months ago and really enjoy it. I find it goes really well with a pipe.
So far in ports I have tried:
Graham's six grapes
Dow's Fine Tawny Port
Hardy's Whisker's Blake
All have been very good. The Dow's being my least favorite.
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PostSubject: Re: Any port drinkers out there?   Any port drinkers out there? - Page 2 EmptySun Sep 30, 2012 1:00 am

I'm a big fan of tawny ports, Cockburn's Tawny being my favorite everyday port.

Some other ports I've really enjoyed are Warre's Otima and Messina Hoff's Papa Paulo port as well as their Ebony Port of Call.
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Graham's late bottled vintage port used to be a favourite. Haven't drank that in a while though, I'm too cheap Sad but this topic made me wonder if I should purchase some, I bet it would go great with a nice smoke.
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Saw on the the "For Love of Port" site about decanting Vintage and Late bottle port. Never even considered it in all my years, but then again, I drink French Pressed coffee so sediment does not bother me. Found this little gem of a video about how to decant unfiltered port.

How to decant vintage port
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Founders Reserve is fantastic, I ended up getting so attached to it I would buy a bottle and take it fishing with me and sip it straight out. Good stuff.
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