I was very happy to see that a couple of Port producers supported the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Rioja. One attended the conference and two others sent a few port wines for us to taste, but all made sure Port was well represented.
So what Port wines did we taste?
Óscar Quevedo was at the EWBC representing this winery. At the keynote tasting we had the opportunity to taste the Quevedo 10 Year Tawny.
Dirk Niepoort gave us the opportunity to take some of his best wines to the event. The Niepoort Vintage 2005 was a huge success and everyone loved it. Some people were even wondering (dreaming?) how good this wine will be in 10 years.
I met some people who tried Portuguese wines at the ewbc for the first time and loved them. Some had already tried Port but not this Port, not quality Port. It was a revelation for many and I’m sure it will remain in their senses for quite some time.