Mosel museum: Old vintages from Staffelter Hof

I admit to a bit of a thrill when the cork’s popped on a properly ancient bottle of wine. The sense of expectation is palpable – will the cork make it out in one piece, is the liquid even still drinkable? At this year’s ProWein,¬†Weingut Staffelter Hof’s Jan Matthias Klein treated a few friends and […]

Delicacy of a bygone age: Tasting Colheita Ports in Lisbon

What do you associate with Christmas? As far as drinks go, it may be the only time of year when some uncork a sherry or a port. And if it’s port, we Brits seem to have an overriding obsession with the crusted styles – that is, bottle-aged ports, either true “Vintage” or late bottled vintage […]