Category: Port and Sherry

What to drink in 2017: Port

In the final instalment of our series advising on the vintages to uncork this year, Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave turns his attention to the world of Vintage Port Pre-decimalisation, they built Vintage Ports to last: 1970, 1966, 1963, 1955, 1948, 1947 and the legend that is 1945 all look to be holding up well […]

A guide to Port

With the season of Stilton and Port almost upon us, George Lacey runs through the key styles of Portugal’s most famous fortified wine, explaining everything from how they’re made to their decanting requirements Unashamedly, the apogee of my festive period involves putting together the family wine order; each year I take a not-insignificant amount of […]

A Sherry-led quest

The prestigious house of Lustau has long been making exceptional Sherries but is best known for pioneering “almacenistas”. Here, Felipe Carvallo reports on his trip to Lustau’s bodega in Jerez, and on to two of their almacenistas. There aren’t a great number of activities that make a 4am trip to Stansted airport seem like an […]

En rama: a raw of approval

Bemoaning the shunning of Sherry, Simon Field MW – our esteemed Sherry Buyer – espouses the virtues of en rama, the ultimate, unfiltered experience of the fine fortified wines of Jerez. Discussions on the commercial success or otherwise of Sherry are usually accompanied by platitudinous hand-wringing and poetic evocations of maiden aunts cycling into the […]