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Port and Douro Wines Institute

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fantastic selection of portos! but the service......

went there with group of friends, had great experience in porto tasting, lots of fun choosing and... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
marina m
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Good place to try port

Four of us had three glasses of port each. We sat in comfortable chairs in a quiet room. The port... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Jim_atl
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 Sep 2018
“fantastic selection of portos! but the service......”
25 May 2018
“Good place to try port”
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The Port Wine House is located in an 18th-century palace that takes up an entire city block, and is filled with several hundred varieties of Port available by the glass or bottle.
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Rua Sao Pedro de Alcantara 45, Lisbon 1250-237, Portugal
Chiado & Carmo
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

went there with group of friends, had great experience in porto tasting, lots of fun choosing and trying all the portos on the table. great interior. but service..... dear me. a funeral parlors have more joyful staff!

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank marina m
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This was a nostalgia visit, but the place was closed...possibly shut down, although nothing on their website indicates this. There are a couple of hand written notes pinned to the huge double doors which seem to be apology?

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were very excited about this place and it was a HUGE let down. One very grumpy server, had zero interest in talking to us, almost walked out after waiting almost ten minutes for him to reaapear. No information about port whatsoever....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Avoid the place! The service is bad and very uninterested in their customers. And even insulting the customers trying some Portuguese seems to be in the work instructions for the gentlemen spending their time as waiters in this unfriendly 'institute'.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

My husband and I ended a week-long Duoro Valley hiking adventure with a few days in Lisbon. We were so excited to discover that the Port Wine Institute we had heard about at the various quintas along our route was very close to our Lisbon...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank CKF
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Saddened by what I found on my visit to this once lovely institution. The Instituto dos Vinos was once an elegant experience not to be missed while visiting Lisbon. The facility was lavish with old world charm and a knowledgeable friendly staff. Its visitors were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank 693melissaf
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Four of us had three glasses of port each. We sat in comfortable chairs in a quiet room. The port list is extensive and it took time to decide what to try. The service was good, but there was no teaching about port. We found...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The MOST RUDE service ever! NO TEACHING about ports. DO NOT GO HERE. Came to learn but staff so rude.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank travelbude
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This place could be amazing. Venue stunning and nicely tucked away in the palace, fantastic selection of ports and some lovely cheese and chocolate to go with it, but all of the fun was sucked out by the 3 grumpy men serving. 1 didn’t speak...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank garnetuk
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

So some of the staff are a bit grumpy. So the comfy leather chairs promised byRick Steves are a bit thread bare and lumpy. So what? This place is a total gem. An oasis of calm in this busy neighborhood where you can learn a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars where you can
stop for a cafe or cocktail, after exploring its
streets, shops, art galleries, theaters, museums and
viewpoints. It's also the home to the statue of the
famous statue of portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa,
having is usual espresso at "A Brasileira" as he used
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