Port Wine at the ewbc2008

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.

Quevedo Niepoort Taylor's

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.

Niepoort Niepoort
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.

Taylor Fladgate Taylor Fladgate
We had the opportunity to taste the Taylor’s Quinta De Vargellas Vintage 2005 from this well know Port producer.

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.

I must say that sherry was also very well represented. Justin Roberts brought a few fine examples and was even sweet enough (pun intended) to bring sherry glasses for all of us. Thank you!

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