Vintage Port Shop Blog

Symington Family Declares 2017 Vintage Port

Posted 9 April 2019

by Dia Grigoriou


The Symington
family just announced 2017 as a classic Vintage Port year, making this their first
ever 'back-to-back' general declaration since Andrew James Symington arrived in
Porto in 1882!

This declaration -
only the sixth declaration of the 21st century comes in contrast with the
tradition of rarely declaring a vintage year 'back-to-back’. So far, the
port trade has held back declaring two consecutive vintages as we can see
from the 2015 vintage port which, although of very high quality, was not
declared in anticipation of the widely declared 2016.

What is an LBV?

Posted 27 March 2019

by Vintage Wine and Port

What is an LBV?

What is an LBV?

What is Madeira?

Posted 12 February 2019

by Jamie Ashcroft



We have hundreds of Madeiras available here at VWP - but what is Madeira?

Ferreira Vintage Port, 1815

Posted 5 February 2019

by Jamie Ashcroft

1815 label


 Our 1815 Ferreira Vintage Port, and the story behind it.

The Various Sizes of Bottles

Posted 4 February 2019

by Jamie Ashcroft

Bottle sizes


 What are the different bottle sizes called?