Where to buy Port in Cornwall

Post your experiences of travel, especially for the Douro region. Make recommendations for places to stay and visit or ask advice from those that have already been there.
Post Reply
User avatar
Alex Bridgeman
Fonseca 1963
Posts: 12829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Where to buy Port in Cornwall

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 11:56 Mon 26 Aug 2019

Wadebridge Wines used to be my go to shop when in Cornwall to buy Port to drink while on holiday. Sadly, with the change in ownership a few years ago, the shop no longer offers the same impressive choice or range.

Does anyone have any suggestions where else I should try when in Cornwall for my Port fix?
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

User avatar
DRT
Fonseca 1966
Posts: 15572
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Where to buy Port in Cornwall

Post by DRT » 22:11 Mon 26 Aug 2019

I find this shop to be reliable and accessible from almost anywhere in the UK in the event of the type of emergency you describe.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
Alex Bridgeman
Fonseca 1963
Posts: 12829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Where to buy Port in Cornwall

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 08:52 Tue 27 Aug 2019

DRT wrote:
22:11 Mon 26 Aug 2019
I find this shop to be reliable and accessible from almost anywhere in the UK in the event of the type of emergency you describe.
But that hardly helps the local economy!
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

User avatar
DRT
Fonseca 1966
Posts: 15572
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Where to buy Port in Cornwall

Post by DRT » 13:16 Tue 27 Aug 2019

AHB wrote:
08:52 Tue 27 Aug 2019
DRT wrote:
22:11 Mon 26 Aug 2019
I find this shop to be reliable and accessible from almost anywhere in the UK in the event of the type of emergency you describe.
But that hardly helps the local economy!
It helps the people who work in the local distribution centre and the driver of the delivery van 88)
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
Alex Bridgeman
Fonseca 1963
Posts: 12829
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Where to buy Port in Cornwall

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 21:57 Tue 27 Aug 2019

DRT wrote:
13:16 Tue 27 Aug 2019
AHB wrote:
08:52 Tue 27 Aug 2019
DRT wrote:
22:11 Mon 26 Aug 2019
I find this shop to be reliable and accessible from almost anywhere in the UK in the event of the type of emergency you describe.
But that hardly helps the local economy!
It helps the people who work in the local distribution centre and the driver of the delivery van 88)
But I like being able to pick up the bottles and talk to the people who are selling them to me.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

User avatar
DRT
Fonseca 1966
Posts: 15572
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: Where to buy Port in Cornwall

Post by DRT » 22:28 Tue 27 Aug 2019

AHB wrote:
21:57 Tue 27 Aug 2019
DRT wrote:
13:16 Tue 27 Aug 2019
AHB wrote:
08:52 Tue 27 Aug 2019
DRT wrote:
22:11 Mon 26 Aug 2019
I find this shop to be reliable and accessible from almost anywhere in the UK in the event of the type of emergency you describe.
But that hardly helps the local economy!
It helps the people who work in the local distribution centre and the driver of the delivery van 88)
But I like being able to pick up the bottles and talk to the people who are selling them to me.
You can't pick up the bottles, but you can speak to the sales assistant, Alexa.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3043
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: Where to buy Port in Cornwall

Post by PhilW » 10:26 Thu 29 Aug 2019

DRT wrote:
22:28 Tue 27 Aug 2019
You can't pick up the bottles, but you can speak to the sales assistant, Alexa.
> "Alexa, buy a bottle of Dow 1996 vintage port"
< "Did you say 'buy eight bottles of Dow 1896 vintage port, available at £2000 each"
> "What?! No!"
< "Purchase confirmed"
> "Uh-oh..."

Post Reply