tuesday photo challenge – fuzzy

Frank, has done it again. Fuzzy … that suits me well .. because most things about me is a bit fuzzy and it is getting worse with the years that are constantly added on to me. *laughing.

This image is only a week old. Taken during my visit to the Super-swanky Quinta of the Symington Port family in the heart of the Upper Douro Valley – a UNESCO World Heritage site, Quinta do Bomfim in Pinhão, Portugal.

Image captured through the testing rooms glass door against the vine stock terraces on the other side of the river

It’s not because I had too much port wine that the image is fuzzy because it was taken before the wine testing.  The men are testing the sugar content. It takes only 2 weeks to make port wine then it is transported from the vineyards by tanker trucks to Porto to be transferred on to oak barrels (4-6 years aging), the barcos rabelos are only used for racing and displays.

Owned by the Symington Family (originally from Scotland) since 19th – today run by the 4th and 5th generation (10 members).

They are behind the famous brands: Graham’s, Dow’s,  Warren’s and Cockburns – The family estate is today a total of 27 vineyards along the Duoro.

In 2013, there were 8.7 million cases of port sold.

Today the most trendy drink in Porto is Port Tonic = P&T.

I loooooooove it!

How to make a thirst-quenching P&T:
– Fill the glass ¾ full with ice
– Add 1 part white port
– Add 2 parts good quality tonic
– Gently stir about 5 times to ensure a good mix in the glass
– Add a twist of lemon

“Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men;
but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.”
Samuel Johnson

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Fuzzy

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