I have been eyeing the Vintage 2nds on CI for a while now. This review has made it my next purchase. I also have been wanting to try a port with a cigar. Any suggestions on a brand? I have very little knowledge on wine. Thanks!
Dow's porto is usually our go-to. It runs in the $12 range depending on where you are. Warre's is another good one. FWIW, if you want the "real" thing, stick with "porto" which is actually from Portugal, the country of port's origination. As I understand it, the same thing from any other country has to call itself "port" by comparison (in the same sense that they can't call a single malt whisky "scotch" unless it is from Scotland). At least that's the short answer. Incidentally, it probably matters less whether you get "port" or "porto" and more that it is good. Just don't expect a whole lot at the sub $10 price range (though I read somewhere that Jonesy Old Tawny Port is supposed to be good and that's right around $10 if you can find it). Like most things, the further down you go, the shoddier it gets, though I have found that a good cigar will make a moderate libation much better!
Very nice review and pics, I've always enjoyed this smoke. Thanks Mike.
Any fish in the pond? Koi?
Yes - we have several koi in the 12-16 inch range. Kind of hard to see right now as the water lettuce completely covers the water's surface. It shouldn't be growing very aggressively this late in the year, but ridiculously unseasonably warm temperatures have kept it going. I'm planning yet another attack with the skim net before the weekend.
These pics are over two years old - I'll have to get some more current ones!
:sing: Puff the Magic Blowfish lived in the sea; But how he smoked underwater is a mystery to me. :sing: