One of the finest new informational Port sites was devised by three men in Sweden, who offer their information in English. They’ve created a highly functional site packed with concise historical facts and it is fun to read. Additionally their website features a vast assortment of tasting notes encompassing 1,100+ unique Ports, quickly accessed by vintage or producer.
Stefan Sällberg, Jörgen Bergengrip and Sten Ivarsson are all avid Port devotees, related by marriage and they belong to the Danish Port Wine Club and The Wine Society. There’s no question about it, this trio tastes and/or consumes a boatload of Port, as tasting notes are added with great alacrity. In addition to their tasting notes they also provide ratings using a 20-point scale. Evidently, the vast majority of their imbibing and note taking is focused on Vintage Ports, the oldest of which dates back to a rare bottling of 1873 Sandeman.
The site maintains sections on the storing and drinking of Port, which offers excellent basic info for consumers new to Port; something that many sites overlook. I liked the information on how to cellar Port wine properly, and found the section on how-to-open and decant Port very well done. I believe this will be a useful resource for individuals seeking an introduction to Port wine or those who have been intimidated by it in the past.
Someday I will meet these three serious Port aficionados and we shall share some great bottles together. Their compilation of the most comprehensive listing of Port producers I’ve ever seen is praiseworthy. I also like their descriptions on the various Port categories that can be found in the section on “Types of port”. This site has only been online several months and I can imagine how well it will evolve in the future. One suggestion is to include some graphic content to add color, but otherwise, it is wonderful to have yet another reliable resource for checking tasting notes. This strong content-based Port site should be added to your favorite places! VintagePort.se