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W & J Graham’s 1890 Port Lodge

Graham’s Visiting A Legend of the Port Trade Symington Family Estates Earlier this year, I made my first wine-related work trip to Portugal and third overall.  I had the chance to check out the newly renovated Dow’s Quinta do Bomfim in... (more...)

The Genius of Soalheiro

Quinta do Soalheiro Melgaço, Portugal February 2017 On a sunny and cool spring-like day in the middle of the winter, we headed to the northernmost reaches of Portugal to the Minho River which forms the border with Spain in Melgaço.  Looking around... (more...)

Linden Vineyards

Middleburg AVA Northern Virginia Wine Country Greenstone (left) and granite are the two main soil types in the 3 Linden vineyard sites. Jim Law founded Linden Vineyards over 30 years ago and seems like the kind of guy that has his priorities in the right... (more...)

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman Porto, Portugal August 31, 2013 LBV tank at Taylor’s Port Lodge. Taylor Fladgate Yeatman, more commonly known as “Taylor Fladgate” or “Taylor’s” has a long and storied history of being... (more...)

Discovering Portugal – An Overview

Discovering Portugal  An Overview September 2013 Lisa & I standing above the Pintas vineyard overlooking one of the best site in the Douro Valley Earlier this month we made our most recent trip to Europe. Our destination was... (more...)

Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Vieux Chateau Certan Tasting and Visit with Monsieur Alexandre Thienpont June 2010 Vieux Chateau Certan (VCC)   The roof of VCC peaking through the trees from the road.      Saving the best for last is something... (more...)

Wine News & Updates, 2007 Robert Foley Griffin, Wine Notes of Interest Recently I have been preoccupied with enhancing The Wine Forum from a simple blog to a real website with more features for you to learn and experience more about wine.  I... (more...)