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Port Wine History

Port Wine History

Culture, Food and Beverage, history

Port Wine is a typical Portuguese red wine that is made in the region of the Douro Valley.

The sweetness of taste makes it adequate to be a dessert wine, too. This wine is truly important for the national economy but it has even more symbolic value, representing Portugal all over the world.

So it’s more than a simple beverage because is not only a natural product of land but it is the cultural result of work, experiences, art, and knowledge that different generations built with the passage of the time.

 The History of Port started when English, after the military and commercial treaty with Portugal, the Methuen Treaty of 1703, could import it at a low duty. The smooth of wine was appreciated so much from them that they continued to buy it for many years. The British involvement increased so strong that they built the British Association House, a trade association of Port wine. This commitment promoted the expansion of wine and its awareness, so that the product was exported in a lot of countries. Anyone drinks Port wine today, can feel the strong connection of this wine with Portuguese Culture and History.

The History of Port started when English, after the military and commercial treaty with Portugal, the Methuen Treaty of 1703, could import it at a low rate. The smoothness of the wine was so loved that they continued to buy it for many years.

The British got so interest in the wine that they built the British Association House, a trade association of Port wine. This commitment promoted the exportation and awareness of the wine so that it could be sought after by a lot of countries.

Anyone that drinks Port wine today can feel the strong connection of this wine with Portuguese Culture and History.

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