Vintage Port Shop Blog

Accurately Dating Old Wines

Posted 21 February 2020

by Jamie Ashcroft



The forgery of wines has always been an issue, but recent stories like the Jefferson bottles have brought it more into the public eye. Nowadays the industry is fighting back with special seals and high-tech labels but thankfully, forgeries of aged wines are becoming easier to detect with the advancement of science.

The Niepoort VV

Posted 11 February 2020

by Jamie Ashcroft

Niepoort vv


Read about the legendary wine created by Eduard Marius van der Niepoort here.

A big welcome to Pocas Ports.

Posted 22 August 2019

by Vintage Wine and Port

POcas junior port

In February 2019, Ben Funnell and Tony Carter (our Manager and Owner) were invited to taste the amazing range of port available from Pocas. Hosted for the day by Pocas' head wine maker André Barbosa, they were treated to some of the crown jewels of the collection including a taste of a 100-year-old port bottled to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this historic port house.

The Barão de Forrester

Posted 31 May 2019

by Jamie Ashcroft


The Baron of Forrester is a legend in Portugal. Here are some of the reasons why, over a century after his death, his legacy remains...

Tasting Pocas' Very Old Tawny Port

Posted 9 May 2019

by Vintage Wine and Port

Tasting a very rare 100 Year Old Tawny Port  100 year old pocas port