Today is perhaps the greatest holiday you haven’t heard of yet: Global Port Day! So unlike Christmas with its fruit cake, or Hanukkah with its often-soggy latkes, today is a day to take advantage of one of the best wine pleasures around: Port. There will be events all over the country to mark the occasion; I’ll be hosting a Port-centric gathering right here in Philadelphia tonight at Pinot Boutique from 5:30 - 7:00. We’ll be drinking the excellent Ports of Quevedo, including the Special Tawny Reserve, LBV 2003, Colheita 1996, Vintage 2007, and their white Port as well. Come thirsty and come early--this is a great way to start off the weekend.
And while we’re on the subject of Portugal, click here for my new column in The Good Life Report, featuring a great dry red wine from Portugal’s Douro Valley, the Dow Quinta do Bomfim Reserva 2009. It’s a beautiful wine, and a steal at $23.