Category Archives: Douro

The Good Life


The week-end of 12 to 15 September 2014 was one to remember, with tremendous impact on all senses. My family and I began it by attending the Pharrell Williams concert at Forum in Copenhagen on Friday night. Great concert, starting … Continue reading

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Greatness and weak Mexican beer – a perfect night out


Good friends are the best thing in the world. You know, the kind of friends that you can be separated from by years and great distance, but when you meet again there is no awkwardness, no embarassing lulls in the … Continue reading

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Port Club of 1981 – Tasting notes 2 April 2013


On 2 April 2013 the illustrious Port Club met again for a tasting of colheitas from two accomplished producers, Pocas and Burmester. Pocas is a family-owned producer of Port that has been quite popular in Denmark for decades, particularly due … Continue reading

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Port Club of 1981 – Tasting Notes 7 November 2012


As some will have noticed I have not posted on this blog for some time. This is mostly due to my having fallen with my bike and suffering a concussion a few weeks ago, and my resultant need for resting … Continue reading

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Port Club of 1981 – Tasting Notes 19 September 2012


I have previously explained about my membership of this exalted club and the rules by which we taste here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/maynards-new-port-brand-tasting-notes-27-august-2012/ On 19 September 2012 we attended a vey interesting tasting of Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) vs. Vintage (VT) Ports from four vintages, … Continue reading

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Maynard’s – New Port Brand – Tasting Notes 27 August 2012


I am a lucky member of the venerable Portvinsklubben af 1981 (“Port Club of 1981”), a Copenhagen-based club of Danish and Swedish Port enthusiasts. The Club meets for tastings about 6 times a year, normally tasting 6-8 Ports chosen by a … Continue reading

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My Wine Week in Review – Week of 2 – 8 July 2012


You will have to put up with another slightly long post, but this has been one of the better weeks in vinous terms; but then it is always thus when my old wine pals and I get together for one … Continue reading

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