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A port mercinier in Port displays aged port bottles

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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

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It is from the Douro Valley, and not from the city of Porto, that the famous Port wine originates. This cooked wine gets its name from the city from which it used to be exported at the time when transportation was mainly by sea. It is made in a traditional way: the grapes are handpicked, the wine is aged in oak barrels and matured in bottles or casks. It is mostly exported to Europe and drank as a before or after-dinner drink.

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Wine Barrel, Porto, Potugal

Port is aged in wine barrels before being bottled

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Relax with a glass of Porto's finest

Take advantage of Porto's many wine-tasting shops and vinyards

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Port, port, and more port!

Visit a local vinyard in the Douro Valley Region to see the wine cellars

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Very mature

Aged port is expensive, but worth a try

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More Barrels

Port is stored in barrels before being bottled

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