Port is one of the world’s great classic wines and no meal, formal or informal, is complete without it.
Like any great wine producing region Port is the result of a unique combination of climate, soil and grape which generations of human skill and dedication has allowed to express itself as great wine. Like other classic wines its appeal is timeless, as relevant today as it was over three hundred years ago when the first Croft Ports were made.
Some people may hesitate before serving Port to their guests because they are afraid of choosing the wrong wine or making a mistake. The following notes are intended to explain the basics of port and dispel some of its mysteries.