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Port, a sweet fortified wine, has been popular in this country since 1703. A particular Christmas favourite, it is still enjoyed today. Our personalised port gifts will hit just the right spot, whether they like Ruby, Special Reserve or LBV. Especially in a personalised bottle with optional gift box or bag.
“The Bishop of Norwich is fond of his Port. Too fond, for the Villain won’t pass when he ought.” – Anon, Christ’s College
In the early 1700’s we became a nation of port wine drinkers. It has become ingrained in our culture as a gentleman’s drink and a Christmas tipple. British tradition dictates the decanter should be passed left and never touch the table.
In 1785 when the Bishop of Norwich dined at Christ’s College, he kept the decanter, possibly believing it was his personal bottle. Now, when someone doesn’t pass the port to port (left), they are reminded with “Do you know the Bishop of Norwich?” If they don’t understand, it’s followed with "He's a terribly good chap, but he always forgets to pass the port”.
Corked bottles should be stored on their side in a cool, dry place while stoppered are kept upright. It is ideally served at 15-20°C. As a dessert wine, it is often paired with cheese, nuts or chocolate.
Choose from a fruity Ruby, premium Special Reserve or a rich Late Bottled Vintage (LBV). Pick a label to suit the occasion, whether it be Father’s Day, a birthday or graduation. Perfect gifts for a wedding party, aircraft enthusiasts and golfers. Have your own message printed or engraved to make a unique and thoughtful present whatever the reason.