Post your experiences of travel, especially for the Douro region. Make recommendations for places to stay and visit or ask advice from those that have already been there.
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Post by djewesbury » 23:56 Mon 11 Jan 2016

Any recommendations for good port in Brussels? I'm there from tomorrow and staying in a hotel where Alex's famous forebear used to live.
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Re: Brussels?

Post by DRT » 23:57 Mon 11 Jan 2016

No. You've gone to the wrong country to drink Port.
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Re: Brussels?

Post by LGTrotter » 01:07 Tue 12 Jan 2016

But the Belgians have a great reputation for burgundy.

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Re: Brussels?

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 17:04 Tue 12 Jan 2016

When I last lived in Brussels my local GB supermarket (in Tervuren) stocked Quarles Harris 1997 VP, Yquem 1989 and various classed growth clarets such as Pontet Canet, Brane Cantenac and Talbot. They probably also sold that cooking wine which Owen mentioned. By the jug probably.

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