Serving PortTreat Port as any other fine wine. Store at 55-65°F on their side so the cork doesn't dry out.
Both wood aged and bottle aged port wines are most often served at cool room temperature (64° to 68°F). Special Reserve, Fine Tawny and Aged Tawny Port may also be served slightly chilled in warmer weather. Place the bottle in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes to one hour to chill slightly.
Decanting PortVintage port needs decanting. Before opening, the port should be stood upright for at least 24 hours to allow time for the sediment to settle on the bottom. Remove the cork carefully, old corks inevitably break up. If this should happen simply strain the wine while decanting.
Decanting the port is not difficult. It just needs a steady hand and a good eye. Pour the wine in one continuous stream into a decanter. When the sediment begins to appear in the neck of the bottle, stop pouring and discard the rest of the port.