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- Duane Meissner - 11-05-2008 11:35 AM

To chill, or not to chill...

This is my question.


- Innkeeper - 11-05-2008 11:40 AM

Yes, chill it.

- Thomas - 11-05-2008 01:11 PM

Definitely chill it, and expect it to be sweet.

- Duane Meissner - 11-06-2008 07:22 AM

I guessed as much, but then got to thinking, "I probably wouldn't chill a brandy..." and went ahead and asked.

Thanks for the advice!

It's a Romariz white port - nice, but nothing fancy. Certainly worth the 8.50 Euros I paid for it. Saw it on the shelf and thought I'd try something new without paying an arm and a leg.

- wondersofwine - 11-06-2008 01:24 PM

I have only tried white Port once but think it is a nice treat in the summer. I just don't see it at the retailer that often.

- TheEngineer - 11-06-2008 04:50 PM

Chill baby chill!!

BTW, there are a few styles of white port. Some are "fresher" and those work well in a mixed drink as well. I live something called a port splash (i tried it at Sandeman when I was in Porto) and it is 1/3 white port 2/3's sparkling water and a small slice of lemon.

- wondersofwine - 11-07-2008 11:15 AM

Engineer, I think that was one of the recommended drinks at a Port seminar I attended in Raleigh.

- Bucko - 11-07-2008 11:50 AM

Just a quick input from a talk I gave on Port:

Comes in two varieties, dry and sweet. Usually drunk slightly chilled as an aperitif. Grapes - Arinto, Gouveio, Malvasia and Viosinho are the most common. Drink while young – it oxidizes quickly.
Food matches - Roasted almonds, hard crumbly cheese, such as Wensleydale, Cheshire.

- chittychattykathy - 11-20-2008 09:55 PM

"it is 1/3 white port 2/3's sparkling water and a small slice of lemon."

and a small amount of mint or basil (muddled)-- tasty!

- Innkeeper - 11-21-2008 12:42 AM

Well, well, well; long time no hear from CCK!

- TheEngineer - 11-21-2008 02:34 AM

All it took was a bit of white port to get CCK out [Image: smile.gif] Nice to hear from yah!

- Kcwhippet - 11-21-2008 06:48 AM

Could it really be?? Kat is back?? Good to see you here again!!

- Thomas - 11-21-2008 10:38 AM

She saw my long overdue post on another thread and she couldn't resist.

Hello, CCK.

- winoweenie - 11-21-2008 10:45 AM

Holy-Moly-Katrina!!!!! 1st the mity Misser-D, then Foodster, NOW comes sweet-CCK. Looks like we'uns are getting blessed. Welcome back Kathy. Hope all is well. I'll give you a call this week-end. WW

- wondersofwine - 11-21-2008 12:23 PM

Hi, CCK. Hope you will find time to post here now and then, Kathy. We missed you.