Last year, at the Desert Botanical Garden's Corks & Cactus, they offered several Ports for the tasting (and for the purchasing as well). We liked the Quarles Harris Ruby Porto (Vinho do Porto Garantia, Instituto Dos Vinhos Do Douro E Porto) we bought a few bottles. Over the last weekend we opened a bottle of this dark, rich, ruby goodness. I thought it was quite tasty, while Dr. Desert Flower found the 2nd glass to be an effective sleeping potion, 1/2 way through Maher's Real Time. A good full bodied Port like the Quarles Harris does have somewhat of a sedative & calming effect on me as well. By Tuesday night, I was enjoying sips of the final glass, savoring it's sweetness. It was all of about $12, reasonably priced. I'm not a Port snob, "it'll do".
We've got 3 or 4 more Ports in the dining room cave, including a chocolate flavored one the good Doctor favors. Come over for dinner sometime, and we'll open a bottle for you to try. Bring a pillow, in case you find it somniferous as well.
1 year ago