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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Tawny Port


Righto, so back in the day I used to be a beer kind of fella. Don’t really know why because these days I find few beers to be very enjoyable. But back then I just kind of got sick of drinking beer and spending half the night pissing on a wall or lawn and waking up with a hangover, so I turned to other recreational pursuits for a few months. And when I got back on the piss I found out that I was really into rum and later also got into red wines and tawny port.

God damn a nice bottle of tawny is really quite a treat, even a dirty old sack of the cheap stuff goes down well with me. As nice as red wines are I find it irritating to have to do so much shopping around and sifting through the bad ones to find the gems. Whereas most of the ports I’ve tried have been pretty spot on, but every now and then you get a real dirty tasting one, or one that smells like a sack of nasty shiraz.

Anyway a couple of really nice and reasonably well priced tawnys I’ve come across are the McWilliams “Hanwood” 10 year old Tawny Port and the DeBortolli 8 year old Tawny. I don’t know how available these are overseas but here in Australia they shouldn’t be too hard to find. Of the two I’d have to say I prefer the McWilliams; it’s probably my drink of choice at the moment, that is, when I feel like treating myself. Perhaps you should treat yourself too.

28 comments:

  1. Nice, I need to get me some.

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  2. I just had some of that a few weeks ago, delicious! I'm a fan of green and blue label I gotta say.

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  3. You sir are a scumbag liar

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  4. @ BucEmHard: How do you figure, friend?

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  5. Beer I've always found to be reprehensible. I don't know how anyone could ever like it, but people do.

    Different strokes for different folks, I guess? An even decent wine I'll take over any beer, any day.

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  6. I always feel like I'm too young to really appreciate port!

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  7. AND it comes in a fancy container, cant go wrong :D

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  8. I never saw them here but I might look out for them. I always liked to test new stuff.

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  9. Hanwoods tawny port is definitely available here in the UK for anyone who wants.

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  10. I tried looking up a bottle out of curiousity, quite a bit of kit for one. I may get a bottle for my birthday. Cheers.

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  11. Its not available where I live :(

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  12. I haven't tried it but I will keep it in mind of my next run to liquor store.

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  13. never seen this before, might have to try it

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  14. Hmm can't treat myself until exams are over though!

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  15. I love having a nice bit of wine every now and again.

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  16. I'm half drunk just to see that pic.

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  17. I've never liked beer. I accidentally tried it a few times and it never suit my fancy.
    Not much of a fan of wine, either.

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  18. +1 for more tawny recommendations, had my first ever last weekend and was intrigued!

    Check out my blog aswell at awesomeexposed.blogspot.com :D

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  19. Looks good, but I am a beer freak.

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  20. I'm more of a hard liquor person myself

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  21. I've had Hanwood before. Tasty indeed.

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  22. eeeek at wine, i love belinis :-D

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  23. Dude, it's 5 AM and you got me craving some wine and cheese... freakin' HUNGRY. I hate youuuuu. :p

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  24. Sounds very tasty, but rather expensive as well.

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  25. Check out this guy! Must share one ov the ol' Tawneez with you soon sir, you make it sound so appetizing! Also I must buy some nice Belgium Beer for us to share as it's about that tym ov year for the thicker beer ^_^

    Sincerely your secret admirer

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  26. We get some De Bortoli wines here, I don't know about port. A friend brought me a bottle of Black Noble last year.

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