Drinking a nice sweet glass of Port always tastes that little bit better in the winter. The log fire is blazing, and the Christmas decorations are up, and a glass of Port in the festive season is a British tradition! Most of the leading Port producers used to be (and some still are) British owned. We have a history that dates back to the 17th century. Port is produced worldwide, including Australia, France and the USA. Due to European regulations, only a Port made in the Douro valley in Portugal can officially be classified as a Port.
Drinking Port once a year at Christmas is typical in many households across the UK and globally, but enjoying it to its fullest is only possible using the correct type of glassware. Nothing’s incorrect about using a standard red or white wine glass, but you won’t receive the most extraordinary taste or aroma without using the appropriate glass.
Port glasses traditionally hold a smaller amount of liquid than wine glasses. Still, Port has a much richer flavour and a higher percentage of alcohol, so a smaller serving of Port is accepted. Port typically has an alcohol percentage between 19% and 22% compared to wine, which is generally between 12% and 14%.
Here at Wineware, we stock a great variety of different fortified wine glasses, perfect for Port, Sherry, Madeira and more. The Schott Zwiesel Official Port Glass is easily our most popular glass for Port. Designed by award-winning Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza Vieira, he has applied his creative skills to produce a glass that enhances the port drinking experience that you’ll never forget!
The advantages of using glasses like these, you’re getting a great taste on the palate and an equally good nose. The shape and design of the glass perfect the tasting of Port. The glasses are made from Tritan crystal which is dishwasher safe, perfect if you’re hosting a Christmas party and don’t fancy washing up afterwards!
If you’re looking for the perfect glass for port, why not try the Schott Zwiesel Official Port Glass.
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