Vintage Port Tasting Back to 1945 at Wine Watch

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 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 27th and Saturday December 28th.  Although we are already sold out for the event on Saturday, December 28th 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 27th.   And around the holiday season we start thinking about one of my favorite types of high-octane wines or 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 occurring in 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 still drinking beautifully today and they are getting harder and harder to find making this tasting qualify for our "Once in Lifetime" status with wines like the 1945 Grahams Vintage Port and the 1955 Fonseca 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 30+ years old.

Join us as we experience this legendary 1945 vintage port along with 7 other vintage ports from classic vintages.   Toni Lampasone will be making a few small courses to accompany the old dogs. The fee for this tasting is $295 + 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 27th, 2019
7:30 PM

1945 Graham Vintage Port   
1955 Fonseca Vintage Port      
1963 Graham Vintage Port   
1966 Graham Vintage Port   
1970 Graham Vintage Port 
1985 Graham Vintage Port  
1994 Graham Vintage Port                                            
 1955 Kopke Colheita Port (Bottled 2015)
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Menu
Selection of Cheese:  Epoisses, Beemster Gouda, Stilton Blue Cheese
Pulled Pork Black Bean and smoked Mozzarella ravioli with Port soaked sundried Cherry browned butter
Black and Blue Bacon Seared NY Sirloin with Blue Cheese Flan and Tawny Port Reduction
Bittersweet Dark Chocolate Tart with Espresso Foam and blue cheese ice cream

The fee for this event is $295 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com

 

All the Port in the shop today:

 

1945 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
Price: $2500.00  Your Price: $2200.00        Quantity in Stock: 1

1955 Fonseca's Vintage Port
Price: $695.00    Sale Price: $600.00           Quantity in Stock: 5

1963 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
Price: $475.00    Sale Price: $375.00           Quantity in Stock: 2

1964 Souza Vintage Port
Price: $189.00    Sale Price: $159.00           Quantity in Stock: 1

1966 Sandeman Vintage Port
Price: $195.00    Sale Price: $160.00           Quantity in Stock: 2

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

1969 Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest Port
Price: $299.50    Your Price: $263.56          Quantity in Stock: 9

1970 Warre's Vintage Port
Price: $280.00    Your Price: $246.40          Quantity in Stock: 1

1970 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
Price: $295.00    Sale Price: $250.00           Quantity in Stock: 1

1971 Quinta Do Noval Colheita Tawny Port
Price: $325.00    Your Price: $286.00          Quantity in Stock: 1

1977 Dow's Vintage Port
Price: $195.00    Your Price: $171.60          Quantity in Stock: 2

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's Vintage Port
Price: $132.75    Sale Price: $116.82           Quantity in Stock: 6

1985 Grahams Vintage Port
Price: $120.00    Your Price: $105.60          Quantity in Stock: 4

1994 Smith Woodhouse Vinatge Port
Price: $99.00       Your Price: $87.12            Quantity in Stock: 1

1994 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
Price: $260.00    Sale Price: $215.00           Quantity in Stock: 1

1994 Quinta do Passodouro Vintage Port
Price: $80.00       Sale Price: $60.00             Quantity in Stock: 6

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

1994 Ferreira Vintage Port
Price: $69.00       Your Price: $60.72            Quantity in Stock: 1

1996 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port
Price: $95.00       Your Price: $83.60            Quantity in Stock: 1

1997 Taylor Fladgate Port
Price: $99.00       Your Price: $87.12            Quantity in Stock: 15

1997 Graham's Vintage Port
Price: $89.00       Your Price: $78.32            Quantity in Stock: 3

1997 Fonseca Vintage Port
Price: $90.00       Your Price: $79.20            Quantity in Stock: 7

1997 Sandeman Vintage Port
Price: $112.00    Your Price: $98.56            Quantity in Stock: 1

1997 Quinta Do Noval Port
Price: $275.00    Sale Price: $225.00           Quantity in Stock: 2

1997 Quinta do Noval Silval Vintage Port
Price: $59.00       Your Price: $51.92            Quantity in Stock: 3

1997 Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Port
Price: $39.00       Your Price: $34.32            Quantity in Stock: 1

1997 Dow's Vintage Port
Price: $85.00       Your Price: $74.80            Quantity in Stock: 1

2000 Dow's Vintage Port
Price: $115.50    Your Price: $101.64          Quantity in Stock: 6

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

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

2003 Churchill's Vintage Port
Price: $96.00       Sale Price: $80.00             Quantity in Stock: 3

2003 Dow's Vintage Port
Price: $111.00    Your Price: $97.68            Quantity in Stock: 6

2007 Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port
Price: $99.00       Your Price: $87.12            Quantity in Stock: 3

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

2011 Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Port
Price: $25.25       Your Price: $22.22            Quantity in Stock: 5

2012 Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage Port
Price: $25.50       Your Price: $22.44            Quantity in Stock: 2

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

2013 Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port
Price: $112.00    Your Price: $98.56            Quantity in Stock: 1

2013 Quinta Nova De Nossa Senhora Do Carmo Late Bottled Vintage Port
Price: $30.00       Your Price: $26.40            Quantity in Stock: 5

 

Ruby Port

 

Dow's Fine Ruby Port
Price: $12.00       Your Price: $10.56            Quantity in Stock: 1

NV Warre's White port
Price: $19.25       Your Price: $16.94            Quantity in Stock: 12

NV Ramos Pinto White Port (Porto Tonico)
Price: $18.50       Your Price: $16.28            Quantity in Stock: 3

NV Sandeman Founders Reserve Ruby Port
Price: $23.25       Your Price: $20.46            Quantity in Stock: 1

Tawny Port

Grahams 20 Year Tawny Port
Price: $62.00       Your Price: $54.56            Quantity in Stock: 4

Dows 40 Year Tawny Port
Price: $216.00    Your Price: $190.08          Quantity in Stock: 1

 

 

 

Fortified Wine from California and Washington

2006 Benziger Port Sonoma Mountain 375ml
Price: $32.00       Your Price: $28.16            Quantity in Stock: 1

2005 Benziger Port Sonoma Mountain 375ml
Price: $32.00       Your Price: $28.16            Quantity in Stock: 1

2004 Benziger Port Sonoma Mountain 375ml
Price: $32.00       Your Price: $28.16            Quantity in Stock: 5

Charles Krug Zinfandel Port Lot XI Napa 500ml
Price: $49.00       Your Price: $43.12            Quantity in Stock: 1

2016 Barnard Griffin Syrah Port Columbia Valley (500ml)
Price: $17.50       Your Price: $15.40            Quantity in Stock: 6

2011 Williams Selyem Vista Verde Vineyard Port San Benito County 375ml
Price: $69.00       Your Price: $60.72            Quantity in Stock: 1

 

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