Online Port Tasting with Jonathan Ray and Ben Howkins, Thursday 3rd December at 7pm
Join Ben Howkins, author of Real Men Drink Port and Ladies Do Too!, and Spectator drinks editor Jonathan Ray for a suitably festive online port tasting on Thursday 3 December, 7.00pm-8.00pm.
Ben is a famously entertaining speaker (his sherry lunch in the Spectator boardroom last year is still talked about) who knows all there is to know about port. Indeed, his regularly updated book Rich, Rare & Red: A Guide to Port is the standard work on this glorious subject.
Ben will explain the difference between tawny and vintage, how and when to decant and what to drink with what and will take questions as he guides us through a delightful tasting pack of samples from Fonseca, producer of some of the finest and most venerable ports since 1815.
£35 per person to include three 50ml samples of port, namely Fonseca Siroco, Fonseca Bin 27 and Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage 2014, the live Zoom call and a copy of Ben’s book Rich, Rare & Red: A Guide to Port (RRP £16.95) all delivered to your door.
Limited packs available. Order by Monday 30th November latest.