Foto Friday CX

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This will be the last picture from the Porto portion of our trip, but I think it is an important one.  Port wine is a big industry in Portugal, and the wineries are especially represented in Porto, at the mouth of the Douro river.  One of the benefits of living with a wine and spirits buyer is that he has contacts all over the industry, some of whom he contacted to set up our tasting.  We went to visit Taylors, one of the oldest and largest port wine houses.  We had a free tour of some cellars, and got to taste the four wines you see pictured.  For the wine enthusiasts out there from left to right you have: Chip Dry white 5 year old, Late Bottle Vintage 2009, Tawny 10, and Vintage 2011.  All of these wines were good, and we took our time tasting and comparing them.  I liked the Tawny the best, but probably only because the Vintage was too young.  We also paid for a sample of their 1964 vintage – an amazing treat in itself!

1/125s f/4.5 50mm ISO 100. Vignette added.  Au revoir until next week.

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