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A Year In Port

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.25.2016 | Style
Terence Clarke

All three of these documentary films display the many difficulties to be found in growing grapes and making wine, no matter what kind. But for me, these Portuguese vines, many of them so old, yet still so remarkably fine, present the most challenging difficulties of them all... simply because of where they are.

Dear Mom in the Waiting Room

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 09.17.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

Dear Mom in the Waiting Room, I didn't see you at first. What I noticed as we walked in was a young, laughing girl spinning around with a stuffed animal at the end of her outstretched arms. She had that kind of pure laugh that made me smile just hearing it.

Understanding Port: The Perfect Post-Dinner Drink

Ali Rosen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Taste
Ali Rosen

But what are the characteristics and differences in this fortified wine? Adrian Bridge of The Fladgate Partnership explains how to properly choose and understand your port.

Livermore Stories: BoaVentura de Caires Winery

Mary Orlin | Posted 11.25.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

Once you're inside the tasting room, it's a visual feast for your eyes.

The Other Portland

Findery | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel

Portland is comfortable with its status as the other Portland. The city's natural inclination toward authenticity is why you stumble across locally sourced food without looking for it. It's why visitors choose to take the mail boat instead of a cruise. It's why the city, surrounded by natural beauty, is really second to none.

In the Spirit of the Season: Charity and Vintage Port

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.18.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

With Christmas less than a week away, this post brings together two topics I associate with this time of year: charity, and the delicious, complex, fo...

Cranberry-Port Compote With Cinnamon And Orange Zest

Viviane Bauquet Farre | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Viviane Bauquet Farre

A Thanksgiving feast doesn't feel complete without a bowl of cranberry sauce.

Madrid vs. Lisbon: Which Is Iberia's Top Pick?

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Spain and Portugal are like fresh sangria and old port. They are different tastes. And while the Euro has helped to remake these countries in some similar ways, the two are like neighbors who roll their eyes at the shouts and spicy smells that drift from next door.

What Happened on Terminal Island, Why It Matters and What Is at Risk

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Kate Kelly

Terminal Island has three separate and very different stories that can best be told by a short trip to the island via one of the four bridges that connects it to the mainland.

First Nighter: Rowan Atkinson, Helen Mirren, Terrific Others Occupy London-Theater Hot Seats

David Finkle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.

Massive Fire Devastates Bujumbura Central Market

Meredith Hutchison | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Meredith Hutchison

Yesterday, on Jan. 27, the main market in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi, caught fire bringing the city and the country's economy to a standstill. ...

LA Port Strike: 'A Billion Here, A Billion There...'

James Bryson Hyatt | Posted 02.04.2013 | Media
James Bryson Hyatt

$1-billion-a-day figure estimating the costs of the Port of Los Angeles/Port of Long Beach strike was trotted out quickly and promoted widely, because it's attention-getting. And possibly, because it serves certain political objectives. But it's not accurate.

Portugal: Small But Mighty in the World of Wine

Richard Jennings | Posted 12.16.2012 | Home
Richard Jennings

For a relatively tiny country -- smaller in area than the state of Kentucky -- Portugal is a prodigious producer of wine. It has long been the source of some of the wine world's great fortified wines -- Port from the Douro and vintage Madeira from the island of Madeira off the coast of North Africa.

Portugal Is Everything You Expected And Much More

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel
Elysabeth Alfano

There were certainly things that I expected to see and experience while traveling in Portugal ---- seafood, beaches, old churches -- but, for every expectation fulfilled, a surprise cropped up.

What Is Fortified Wine, Anyway?

Menuism | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home

Port, Sherry, Madeira, Banyuls and Marsala all hover in that all-inclusive dessert category of wine that most casual wine drinkers don't take the time to ponder.

10 Things You Don't Know About Portuguese Wine

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home
Mary Orlin

I have always loved port. Especially 20-year-old tawny ports. Sweet and bold, complex and delicious. But there is more to Portuguese wine than just port.

Art Or Porn? You Decide | By Shari Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Kim Kardashian was in tears on Sunday's episode of "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," calling her nude photos in W magazine's November issue "serious p...

Believe In Glögg: All You Need To Know About Mulled Wine

Meathead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

There are as many recipes for this old traditional winter beverage as there are for martinis.

Environmental Leadership at LA's Port

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

In addition to being primary trade portals for Europe and America, Rotterdam and Los Angeles share another distinction -- they are both pioneering leaders in port emissions reductions.