Vintage Port Tasting back to 1948 at Wine Watch Wine Bar

Friday, November 2, 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


We will be taking down some high alcohol wines on Friday November 2th.   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


Vintage Port Tasting at Wine Watch Wine Bar
Friday, November 2, 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

S. Leonardo Porto 40 Anos
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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