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I received teaching and engineering degrees and have traveled extensively, living ten years outside the US. I moved from the big city of Houston to a small sleepy community in North Carolina, which has been a tremendous change and a great inspiration for my novels, full of the local color. My time has been filled with writing and helping to physically construct three additions to our former farmhouse. I have a great view of the mountains ten miles away across the broad valley and the sunsets are breathtaking. I am an avid reader of all kinds of mystery and contemporary fiction.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Review of Warre's 1997 Vintage Porto

Review of Warre's 1997 Vintage Porto

This vintage port has been sitting in my cellar for the last five years. When I finally decided to drink it today, I had to sieve it. The cork fell to pieces. And a lot of sediment was in the bottom. However, when I took my first sip, it was wonderful.

I normally like tawny ports, with 20-year Cockburn port being my favorite. However, this port was excellent. It had a fruity flavor and was sweet, but not too sweet. It went well with the cheeses I decided for after dinner. I had a selection of goat and cow cheeses. It went as well with the goat as it did with the milder cow cheeses. The port was at its peak. It was good that it was the last bottle in the cellar. This port would have gone just as well with after dinner chocolates.

All in all, this is an excellent vintage port.

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