For those of you I have not yet met dancing in the lagares at Vesuvio... Cynthia here. If you follow the Graham's Port blog (http://malvedos.wordpress.com
), you may know of me, as I began in mid July to manage the sites and write for both the blog and Graham's Facebook page. I still have a great deal to learn, but I think i am in the best place to learn it, between living in Vila Nova de Gaia and working for SFE. That said, I don't limit my tasting or research to only their brands! I began learning about wine generally about 10 or 12 years ago, and had my first glass of port (and second and possibly third... ) one night in 2001 - I started at the top, with Warre's 1963, which had been carefully stored in a friend's cellar since he bought it on release. Nice way to celebrate my naturalisation as a British citizen! I will try to watch the Portugal Travel section, but do feel free to contact me directly if you have questions about visiting here, if I can help, I will - if I can't, I'll tell you honestly, and try to rustle up a better expert.