Richard Mayson’s guide to vintage port 2016
by Richard Mayson
Richard Mayson’s Guide to Vintage Port is the most up-to-date, authoritative information source on vintage Port and its producers, and has been fully updated for the 2015 vintages. It is available FREE as a PDF, click here.
The directory contains an introduction to the production of vintage port and expert tasting notes, drawn from the latest edition of Richard’s prize-winning Port and the Douro, published by Infinite Ideas in its Classic Wine Library.
Richard Mayson’s Guide to Vintage Port is an invaluable resource for anyone who is interested in a free and regularly updated information source on vintage Port, and particularly:
- Bar managers, supervisors and head bartenders
- Restaurant managers
- buyers and all Port enthusiasts.
This directory of vintage Ports is the fruit of the author’s thirty years’ experience in writing about Portuguese wine, visiting the producers and discussing their products with them. The guide to Port vintages takes each year in turn, noting relevant weather conditions, market considerations and the overall style of the wines, and highlights particularly successful shippers. Richard assesses each and every year back to 1960, which roughly coincides with the emergence of single-quinta vintage Port (SQVP) in between fully fledged declarations.
Richard Mayson’s Guide to Vintage Port provides full contact details and tasting notes for over 50 vintage Port producers and shippers.