Sure, there will be a Port in this class, maybe even a Madiera. Those were Portugal’s top wines back when Benjamin Franklin was knocking back drinks at the City Tavern. In fact, our Ben was a notorious lover of Portuguese wines. Reportedly, he had thousands of bottles stashed away in his wine cellar. He was such a fan of the Madiera, that he joked he should be buried in it.
I should prefer to an ordinary death, being immersed with a few friends in a cask of Madeira.
Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father
It’s time to discover what’s been going on for the past two hundred years. In this class, we keep our wine selections firmly in the 20th and 21st centuries. If you haven’t experienced them, the modern wines of Portugal will be a spectacular discovery. The wines range from the elegant and floral to powerful and intense. After this class, you’ll have a newfound respect for the wine regions of Douro, Dão and Alentejo.
You’ll also experience some ancient Portuguese wines from our wine cellar: a once in a lifetime opportunity. Did you know that many wines from Portugal age better than Barolo and Bordeaux? There are good reasons why some of the top Bordeaux wineries own vineyards here, too.