Noval Black is featured in an article — Cocktail Port — in the current edition of the Tasting Panel Magazine. Below is a shot of Jim Meehan, bartender at PDT, mixing up a Noval Black-based cocktail, and an excerpt from the article:
“Noval Black, from Quinta do Noval, one of Portugal’s venerable port houses, is proof that what’s old is new again. Launched last year, the fruity port is not to be enjoyed in a red velvet smoking jacket; indeed, its maker encourages you to quaff it in a cocktail.
‘The idea is to liberate port from its constraints,’ says Christian Seely, Managing Director for the Quinta. And to do that, he’s enlisted de rigueur bartenders such as PDT’s Jim Meehan in Manhattan to create seriously sexy cocktails. Meehan, who loves a spirited challenge, said ‘I love stuffy British things, but that doesn’t sell drinks in 2011.’ Meehan uses it as a base for summer drinks, lightening it up with layers of citrus and fresh fruits with an intermittent zing like ginger beer or lime juice.”