WINE

Middleton Guardian - - LEISURE - ANDY CRONSHAW

IF you’re get­ting out and about to cel­e­brate Hal­loween and Bon­fire night an es­sen­tial ac­ces­sory will be a glass of warm­ing spicy red or, per­haps even bet­ter, Port.

Per­fect for the job would be wines from the Douro val­ley, such as those I in­ves­ti­gated at a Hang­ing Ditch tast­ing last week from Quinta Do Por­tal.

Of course, for Port it­self, it’s ab­so­lutely nec­es­sary to head to the Douro as all real Port is pro­duced there.

Por­tal is a Port pro­ducer with vines around the Pin­hão Val­ley but, like many other wine­mak­ers there, its ta­ble wines are

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