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Ok, can somebody out there give me answer? What the hell is port wine and what makes it different than everything else i drink? Sounds pretty stupid, but who gives a sh-t.

I just don't feel like dropping $20-30 for a bottle if it won't be enjoyed.




Thanks for any info you guys have. :cool:
 

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hollywood said:
Ok, can somebody out there give me answer? What the hell is port wine and what makes it different than everything else i drink? Sounds pretty stupid, but who gives a sh-t.

I just don't feel like dropping $20-30 for a bottle if it won't be enjoyed.

Thanks for any info you guys have. :cool:
Hola Hollywood!
I'm not a wine connoisseur, but as far as I know Porto or port wine are more like for dessert. They are very sweet compared to ordinary red wine like Merlot etc. I love drinking port wine together with my cigar after meal,
like Graham, Taylor, Dow's They are all product of Portugal.
and I'm sure that a lot of you guys on the board can explain this better than me. I think we need Pinokio here, he is from Portugal, Amigo we need help here!!!
 

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As someone else said Port is good with chocolate. Next time you're out to dinner, order dessert that is heavy on the chocolate side. Order a port to go with it, usually served in a small glass and is typically $5-15 a glass. You'll see the attraction.
 

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hollywood said:
Ok, can somebody out there give me answer? What the hell is port wine and what makes it different than everything else i drink? Sounds pretty stupid, but who gives a sh-t.

I just don't feel like dropping $20-30 for a bottle if it won't be enjoyed.

Thanks for any info you guys have. :cool:
Lots of folks (me included) think that port goes well with cigars. A port is basically a heavy red wine (normally from Oporto in Portugal) which has grape spirits added to halt the fermentation. This leaves some residual sweetness and makes it higher in alcohol. This was originally done to preserve it when it was being shipped on sailing ships. If you want to give it a try you can find some enjoyable ports under $20. Examples might include Graham's Six Grapes, Fonseca Bin27 or Croft Distinction. All cost less than $17 at a discount shop. Super premium aged vintage ports can cost $60, $100 to several hundred a bottle. Give it a try; you may get hooked
 

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Lots of folks (me included) think that port goes well with cigars. A port is basically a heavy red wine (normally from Oporto in Portugal) which has grape spirits added to halt the fermentation. This leaves some residual sweetness and makes it higher in alcohol. This was originally done to preserve it when it was being shipped on sailing ships. If you want to give it a try you can find some enjoyable ports under $20. Examples might include Graham's Six Grapes, Fonseca Bin27 or Croft Distinction. All cost less than $17 at a discount shop. Super premium aged vintage ports can cost $60, $100 to several hundred a bottle. Give it a try; you may get hooked
Graham Six Grapes is good Amigo! :hn Salud!
 

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True Porto is harvested in the upper Douro valley in Portugal pressed and barreled then shipped down the valley for storage. Storage is shorter than the standard red (insert name) when wine brandy is mixed to 20% alcohol. Fermentation stops at this point.

The barrel will further age. Vintage Port is bottled not long after, unfiltered. 4-6 years later LBV is bottled usually filtered except for Warre's. 10,20 years or so Tawny is bottled filtered. Not sure what they do to Tawnies to further oxidation and get that deep amber color.

I drink with a full bodies cigar or Stilton cheese. Beware Stilton stinks like ---, but tastes heavenly with porto.
 

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hollywood said:
Ok, can somebody out there give me answer? What the hell is port wine and what makes it different than everything else i drink? Sounds pretty stupid, but who gives a sh-t.

I just don't feel like dropping $20-30 for a bottle if it won't be enjoyed.

Thanks for any info you guys have. :cool:
Hey BOTL.....look for a package bigger than a cigar box....I think you'll get the hook. It's great having many addies 'on file' :al
 

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Try pairing a glass of Six Grapes with gingersnaps covered with a real smelly Gorgonzola or maybe an old Stilton cheese.

Creates heartburn like you wouldn't believe if you overdose it (trust me on that!!), but oh so tasty!
 

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hollywood said:
Ok, can somebody out there give me answer? What the hell is port wine and what makes it different than everything else i drink? Sounds pretty stupid, but who gives a sh-t.

I just don't feel like dropping $20-30 for a bottle if it won't be enjoyed.

Thanks for any info you guys have. :cool:
Believe me Holly, you won´t regret the money wasted on Port. Choose a nice ISOM, a nice football/basket/hockey/baseball night a nice Port wine bottle and then you tell me!!

Keep well my friend.
 

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although Im not much of a wine drinker, I love port wine, it is sweet and i bet it would be great with a cigar, my dad had some from one of my parents wine tasting parties and I had some...so so good.
 
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