Vintage Port Tasting at Wine Watch

Friday, December 28, 2018 - 07:30 PM

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"I made wine out of raisins so I wouldn't have to wait for it to age."
- Steven Wright

The holiday rush is winding down and with only a few days left before Christmas it won’t be long before were back to our regular schedule of wine drinking or I mean conducting scientific research with wine here at Wine Watch which is our true raison d'etre.

I couldn’t wait this year to get back to my work so I have a few tastings scheduled for the weekend after Christmas as the Wine Bar reopens to the public Friday December 28th and Saturday December 29th.  Although we are already sold out for the two events on Friday, December 28th and Saturday, December 29th we still have a few tables available if you want to make a reservation at the Wine Bar.  We only take 8 reservations a night for regular dinner service but you can always stop by the bar or lounge for a glass or I meant bottle of wine.

We will be taking down some high alcohol wines on Friday December 28th.   And around the holiday season we start thinking about one of my favorite types of high octane wines- vintage Port. This type of wine was created hundreds of years ago to appease the English thirst for wine during their hundred year’s war with France during the 14th and 15th centuries.

There are several types of fortified wines but Vintage Port is considered by those in the know to be among the world's finest high octane grape juice elixir. The really old ports from the Duero River Valley are incredible today and they are getting harder and harder to find making this tasting qualify for our "Once in Lifetime" status with wines like the 1948 Grahams Vintage Port.

A "Vintage" year is only declared 2-3 times a decade by most major port houses. This declaration happens two years after the vintage and the wines are bottled shortly after so they spend just 2 years in the oak casks. Most people consider these young vintage ports in need of more bottle age to drink them in their prime, so 10-20 years is a must but these old dogs’ tonight are all over 40 years old.

Join us as we experience this legendary 1948 vintage port along with 5 other vintage ports from the classic 1970 vintage and a few ultra-rare Tawny style ports.   Toni Lampasone will be making a few small courses to accompany the old dogs. The fee for this tasting is $275 + Tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

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Vintage Port Tasting at Wine Watch Wine Bar
Friday, December 28th, 2018
7:30 PM

1948 Graham Vintage Port

1970 Graham Vintage Port

1970 Fonseca Vintage Port

1970 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port

1970  Cockburn Vintage Port

1970 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port

1968 Krohn Colheita

40 year-old tawny
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Menu
Selection of Cheese:  Epoisses, Beemster Gouda, Stilton Blue Cheese
Served Venison Medallions with Parmesan Flan & Roasted Chestnut Demi
 Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Tart with Espresso Foam.

The fee for this event is $275 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

 

All the Port in the shop today:

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1863 Taylor Fladgate Single Harvest Port
Price: $4085.00    Your Price: $3594.80     Quantity in Stock: 1

1960 Grahams Vintage Port
Price: $495.00    Your Price: $435.60         Quantity in Stock: 1

1968 Taylor Fladgate Single harvest Port
Price: $300.00    Your Price: $264.00         Quantity in Stock: 3

1970 Warre's Vintage Port Magnum
Price: $295.00    Sale Price: $250.00          Quantity in Stock: 1

1983 Ramos Pinto Port
Price: $145.00    Sale Price: $125.00          Quantity in Stock: 1

1983 Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port
Price: $85.00    Your Price: $74.80              Quantity in Stock: 2

1985 Dow Vintage Port
Price: $132.75    Your Price: $116.82         Quantity in Stock: 5

1992 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
Price: $280.00    Sale Price: $220.00          Quantity in Stock: 3

1994 Quinta do Passodouro Vintage Port
Price: $80.00    Sale Price: $60.00               Quantity in Stock: 8

1994 Churchill's Vintage Port
Price: $87.00    Your Price: $76.56              Quantity in Stock: 1

1994 Dow Vintage Port
Price: $126.75    Your Price: $111.54         Quantity in Stock: 5

1994 Gould Campbell Vintage Port
Price: $99.00    Sale Price: $79.00               Quantity in Stock: 2

1994 Ramos Pinto Vintage Port
Price: $80.00    Sale Price: $59.00               Quantity in Stock: 3

1994 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port
Price: $79.00    Sale Price: $59.00               Quantity in Stock: 5

1995 Grahams Malvedos Port
Price: $80.00    Sale Price: $59.00               Quantity in Stock: 3

1997 Fonseca Vintage Port
Price: $90.00    Your Price: $79.20              Quantity in Stock: 8

1997 Quinta Do Noval Port
Price: $275.00    Sale Price: $225.00          Quantity in Stock: 1

2000 Croft Vintage Port
Price: $85.50    Your Price: $75.24              Quantity in Stock: 3

2000 Dow’s Vintage Port
Price: $115.50    Your Price: $101.64

2000 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port Magnum
Price: $425.00    Your Price: $374.00         Quantity in Stock: 1

2000 Warre's Vintage Port
Price: $79.00    Your Price: $69.52              Quantity in Stock: 1

2003 Dow’s Vintage Port
Price: $111.00    Sale $97368

2003 Fonseca Vintage Port
Price: $101.25    Your Price: $89.10            Quantity in Stock: 1

2003 Churchill's Vintage Port
Price: $96.00    Sale Price: $80.00               Quantity in Stock: 4

2011 Croft Vintage Port
Price: $85.50    Your Price: $75.24              Quantity in Stock: 2

2011 Warre's Vintage Port (375ml)
Price: $39.00    Your Price: $34.32              Quantity in Stock: 1

2012 Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port
Price: $90.00    Your Price: $79.20              Quantity in Stock: 5

Late Bottle Vintage Port
2011 Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Port
Price: $25.25    Your Price: $22.22

2013 Ramos Pinto Late Bottle Vintage Port
Price: $30.75    Your Price: $27.06              Quantity in Stock: 17

Tawny Ports

Dow’s Tawny 40 year
Price: $213.00 Your $187.44

Dow’s Tawny 30 year
Price: $135.00 Sale $118.80

Rozes 40 Year Tawny Port
Price: $160.00    Sale Price: $130.00          Quantity in Stock: 1

NV Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Tawny Port
Price: $56.75    Your Price: $49.94              Quantity in Stock: 1

 

Fortified Wines from other countries

2013 Barnard Griffin Syrah Port Columbia Valley (500ml)
Price: $17.50    Your Price: $15.40              Quantity in Stock: 2

NV Penfolds Grandfather Port
Price: $72.00    Your Price: $63.36              Quantity in Stock: 5