1911 Beverages de luxe

<**^BBl^ r HIS magnificent wine is marie in the célébrât ed vine- yards of the Upper Douro, a mountainous région "1 in the north of Portugal, soine sixty miles up the River Douro from Oporto. Here, on the slopes of the hills, the vines are grown and the wine is made, and, when ready, sent down the river by boat, or by rail, to mature in the "iodges" or stores of the wine shippers at Villa Nova de Gaia, Oporto. Great Britain is by far the largest consumer of Port Wine, and was in the past practically the only consumer. Perhaps the favorite type of Port is still the Vintage Wine, i. e., a wine shipped two or three years after it is made, and then matured in bottles many years; and this to an Englishman of the old school is "real Port.*' For the last twenty years, however, Tawny Ports have become increasingly popular, largely owing to the recommendation of the médical profession, who consider that this type of wine is more digestible and less provocative of gout. "Tawny Port" is a Port Wine which has been matured in the cash for many years and has lost color, i. e., become "Tawny," and is in flavor and body quite distinct from a wine matured in bottle, A large quanti ty of Port is consumed in Russia, Germany, Scandinavia and Brazil. In Russia "White Ports" (made from white grapes) is very popular, while in Germany and Scandinavia the taste runs to Tawny Wines. Brazil also consumes a fair qnantity, but it is of a very light type, and is not shipped there by the English houses. In the United States of America there is a growing demand for Port, especially for the fine Tawny Wines. There is very little doubt that this type of wine will steadily grow in favor in the United States. £ A

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