Fine Port Wine

Please join Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton at 7pm on Monday, December 7th at the Wine School at l’Alliance Française for Fine Port Wine. Port wines are numbered among the classic wines of the world and are quite collectable. Nevertheless, there is a mystique about them so a little information goes a long way toward understanding Port. Topics of discussion will include types of Port (why and how they are different), the origins of Port wine and how it evolved, serving and drinking Port, and decanting (including a decanting demonstration). The wines will range in age from 10 to 30 years old. Fifteen fine Port wines will be tasted and bread and cheese will be served.

We will taste:
Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny
Kopke Colheita 2005
Quinta do Noval Vintage 2007
Dows Crusted Port NV
Warres Late Bottled Vintage 2003
Smith Woodhouse Late Bottled Vintage2002
Smith Woodhouse Colheita 2000
Smith Woodhouse Vintage 2000
Kopke Colheita 1995
Smith Woodhouse 20 Year Old Tawny
Smith Woodhouse Madalena Vintage 1996
Smith Woodhouse Vintage 1994
Kopke Colheita 1985
Smith Woodhouse Vintage 1985
Warres Vintage 1991

Fine Port Wines will cost $80.00 per person cash ($84.21 regular). To reserve your spot, please contact Susan Coburn at 713-854-7855 or

L’Alliance Française is French Cultural Center in Houston. Located at 427 Lovett Blvd., it is on the Southeast corner of Lovett and Whitney (one block south of Westheimer and two blocks east of Montrose).

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