Port Wine is a typical Portuguese red wine that is produced in the Douro Valley. The sweetness of taste makes it suited to be a dessert wine, too. This wine is truly important for the national economy but less than its symbolic value, which represents the Portuguese traditions 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.