Cockburns Miniature Port 5cl and Dominoes Gift

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Country Portugal
Brand Cockburns
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 5cl
ABV 20%
Closure Type Screw Top
Miniature 5cl bottle of Cockburns special reserve port with a quality dominoes set in a wooden case. This special reserve port was created in 1969. The finest and most flawless grapes are selected from the Cockburn vineyards at Quinta dos Canais to be trodden, stored in wood barrels and bottled after it reaches perfection Cockburn’s special reserve port has been praised with 6 silver medals in the last three years by some of the highest regarded port experts in the world The perfect gift for any port lover.
Country Of Origin: Portugal
The story goes, that two British merchants travelling through Portugal's Douro Valley in the seventeenth century came across the monks at a monastery near Lamego drinking a local wine with grape spirit added to it early in its fermentation so that the wine kept its natural sweetness. They decided to start shipping this wine back to Britain. The fortifying spirit helped to preserve the wine on its long sea voyage as well as giving it a unique sweet taste. This was embryonic Port. The same production methods are, more or less, still used today. In 1756 the Marquis of Pombal (Marquês de Pombal) drew the limits of the Douro region, creating the world's first officially demarcated wine region. It is a region sculpted both by nature and by humans over centuries and is for this reason now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1815, the Scotsman Robert Cockburn and his brother John, already successful wine merchants in Leith near Edinburgh, set up a branch of their firm in Porto: R & J Cockburn's. They had many business partners through the years. And like all of the early Port companies the name changed. Eventually coming to be known as Cockburn's & Co: the name that survives today.
Country Of Origin: Portugal

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