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Old 09-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #11
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Port with Stilton is one of my favorite things, yum! I've tried the TF Tawny and TF 10year, now I'm waiting to try the 20 year and 30 year. Thanks for the info on the other 2, I'll definitely give them a try!
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:46 PM   #12
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Will be on the lookout for the Quady Essentia. Where do I look for it in Mpls?

I love port, and sherry too, it's all good!
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #13
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I haven't had any Port in years. I reckon I will see if I can find a decent bottle in these parts. Might just wait until my next trip to Norfolk in Oct.
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I haven't tried sherry yet, but I'm very intrigued by it. Any suggestions?

I'm also pretty cheap, (or may I say "value conscious") so I love the Taylor Fladgate Tawny at around $17.

I love my little dark chocolate Dove squares with Port, or the cherry chocolate Kisses. The walnut thing is new, and I have to try it!

I used to drink Harvey's Shooting Sherry but, I have not seen it in several years.

I have tried Hartley and Gibson's Dry Fino.

Lately I have been making an effort to buy things that are locally produced and Taylor Dry Sherry is about the only one I can find. That is a very inexpensive sherry and the first glass goes down harder than the second!
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #15
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I've been very happy with some of the Australian fortified wines we've had. Yalumba and RL Buller makes good ones. In the past, we bought them because the quality/price ratio was excellent. Lately, though, they've edged up in price as well.

And if you're looking for something a little different in the dessert wine category, there's a fortified orange muscat wine out of California called Quady Essentia. Costs less than $15 and is awesome stuff.
I love Essentia and their black muscat called Elysium is good too.
I am also a big fan of Zinfandel ports. I like to nibble on some parm or
other cheese with my port and would prefer that for dessert any time.
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There are really nice Madeiras that are drinkable. Not the cheap cooking stuff though.
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Will be on the lookout for the Quady Essentia. Where do I look for it in Mpls?
Our little place here in Rosemount always carried it until they went out of business a few months ago. I would first check MGM liquor, which is one of the bigger chains in the area. I would almost guarantee that Surdyk's and Morelli's have it, too.
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I love Cockburns. Got a bottle in the kitchen I got at Christmas. Only had one glass from it... Think another is long overdue...!
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I hope that is nothing like an Indian burn. . .
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I'm glad this thread reminded me about Port. I am not very familiar with it, but have liked what I have tasted.

A Portuguese friend gave us a bottle of Offley Old Tawny Porto (10 years). I should give that a try.

What am I tasting for?
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