Last Saturday I assembled my neighbours, I mean focus group, together to find out which Port is more popular- the Selection Speciale Blackberry or Selection Speciale Chocolate Raspberry. My hat goes off to my focus group as they did not jump to any conclusions… they tasted, compared, tasted again, and compared some more. They understood the vital importance of the task I had charged them with.
After testing of several bottles the votes were tallied.
And the winner was….
I know it sounds like a bit of a cop-out but my tasters enjoyed both styles. Sure, some liked the Chocolate Raspberry more than the Blackberry and vice versa- but that was it. Varying degrees of enjoyment. Nobody said they didn’t enjoy either and I’m not surprised as they both won Gold Medals at the 2011 Winemaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition!
By the way- ALL my volunteers are excited to evaluate the Chocolate Hazelnut and Chocolate strawberry ports that I will be making this year. It will be a very busy tasting session next year with four deliscous Ports!
Bruce, Manager (Wine Sense- Pembina Hwy)
P.S. They Specialty Port kits start arriving the week of September 5th. Most are spoken for but you can still reserve if you’re quick. Otherwise stop by your favourite Wine Sense location and pick one up before they’re gone.