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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Port Wine Class with Food Pairing

Porto, PortugalPart of Airbnb Online Experiences collection

Online experience hosted by Sara

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 15
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

Port wine is one of the most famous drinks around the world and yet one of the most unknown ones. On this Virtual Port wine tasting, you will:

- Learn the history of Douro Valley, where Port wine is produced.

- Discover the production process of Port wine as well as the different ageing processes.

- Learn about the three types of Ports: Ruby’s, Tawny’s and White Ports. We will also be talking about Vintages and LBV’s, don’t worry!

- Discover the incredible wines of small scale producers, which you wouldn't discover on your own!

- Learn how to serve and store each bottle of Port according to its style and age.

With my inside information, you will finally learn how to shop for Ports without falling into beginner's traps and discover small scale producers that most people never heard of.

During the first part of this experience we'll cover the basics of Port wine and Douro Valley. The fun begins on the second part! You will get your Port wines, I will get mine, and we will do a fun, relaxed and yet informative Port wine tasting. We will toast to good wines, to new friendships and to our future trips!

This highly interactive experience is recommended as a team buildings activity, to families and friends that want to reconnect, and to wine snobs in general.

FAQs:

- Price is per person, not per session.
- The wines listed are a guideline - use the Ports you can find!
Other things to note
It should be easy to find a bottle of each style of Port wine regardless of your location but if not, do not worry! Just use the Port wines that you have at home or the ones that you can find at your local liquor store.
Port wine is one of the most famous drinks around the world and yet one of the most unknown ones. On this Virtual Port wine tasting, you will:

- Learn the history of Douro Valley, where Port wine is produced.

- Discover the production process of Port wine as well as the different ageing processes.

- Learn about the three types of Ports: Ruby’s, Tawny’s and White Ports. We will also be talking about Vintages and LB…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Sara can host private groups of any size, up to 15 guests. Private group rates start at $263.

What to bring

  • Tawny Port wine: 1 Bottle (it can be a Fine Tawny / a 10, 20, 30 or 40 Years Old Tawny / Single Harvest Tawny).
  • Ruby Port wine: 1 Bottle (it can be a Fine Ruby / Ruby Reserve / LBV / Vintage)
  • White Port wine: 1 Bottle (preferably a Dry White, but if you can only find a Fine White or an aged white it is fine as well)
  • Or Any Port wines that you can find
  • A Port wine glass (if you don't have it, use a regular red wine glass)
From $27
/ person
Wed, 2 Dec
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)
$34 per person
$34 per person
Wed, 2 Dec
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (EST)
$34 per person
$34 per person
Wed, 2 Dec
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (EST)
$34 per person
$34 per person

Meet your host, Sara

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 63 Reviews
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Greetings from Portugal!

My name is Sara, I am a professional travel blogger and the Founder of a boutique tour agency called Portoalities, specialised in wine tours. For the past five years I have taken hundreds (literally hundreds) of people to the Green Wine Region and to Douro Valley, where Port wine is produced.

During my wine tours, people always fall in love with both Douro Valley and Port wines. This is why I decided to create this Virtual Port wine tasting, which allows you to dive into the world of Ports in a fun and interactive way. We may be unable to travel but that there is nothing stopping us from expanding our knowledge about Port wines!

You can follow my latest adventures on portoalities.com, where you can read about the Douro Valley.
Greetings from Portugal!

My name is Sara, I am a professional travel blogger and the Founder of a boutique tour agency called Portoalities, specialised in wine tours. For the past five years I have taken hundreds (literally hundreds) of people to the Green Wine Region and to Douro Valley, where Port wine is produced.

During my wine tours, people always fall in love with both Douro Valley and Port wines. This is why I decided to create this Virtual Port wine tasting, which…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 63 reviews.

Elizabeth
November 2020
This was a fun, educational, and approachable tasting experience! It was my first time trying Port wine so it was interesting to get an introduction to the history of Port, the different types, and some ideas for food pairings, etc.! Definitely recommend this class.
This was a fun, educational, and approachable tasting experience! It was my first time trying Port wine so it was interesting to get an introduction to the history of Port, the dif…
Lana
November 2020
Sara is awesome. Really knows everything about ports, the history, the region. Everything! The class was very organized and very informative. I strongly recommend.
Stephen
November 2020
Sara’s experience was just what we were looking for. Very informative and fun. Sarah was a great host! It was lovely for us to gift this to our parents and participate with them after COVID canceled their 50th anniversary trip to Portugal.
Tobi
November 2020
We were celebrating a special wedding anniversary and our hope was to go this year to Portugal. While we couldn’t go there, Sara provided the perfect substitute. She took us to Portugal where we got the most incredible education about Port wines and Portugal. She was funny, engaging, smart and so focused on our experience. If you want a taste of Portugal and you want an expert on Port wines, you must do this experience.
We were celebrating a special wedding anniversary and our hope was to go this year to Portugal. While we couldn’t go there, Sara provided the perfect substitute. She took us to Por…
Martin
November 2020
Sara was a great host for our wine tasting. Highly knowledged and good company. We were a group of 4 from 2 locations. It worked out perfect.
Joe
November 2020
I was afraid that a remote wine tasting would be weird or awkward, but the whole experience was lots of fun and we learned a lot. Sara is very knowledgable about the Douro area and wine production, she kept us engaged during the whole experience and was full of interesting facts and funny stories. I plan to buy other wine tastings with her for friends and family. -Joe Thank you, Sara, for hosting such a fun Friday night-in activity for us. We learned so much— from the regional differences, to the process of stomping grapes, to the fermentation of wine and everything else in between. If you are looking for an event that will both entertain and enlighten you, look no further! -Jena
I was afraid that a remote wine tasting would be weird or awkward, but the whole experience was lots of fun and we learned a lot. Sara is very knowledgable about the Douro area and…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.