Port wine is often considered a dessert wine because of its sweetness, based on berry and chocolate flavors. The wine comes from grapes grown in Portugal, coming in a variety of forms – red, white, rose and tawny. It is a great wine for relaxing. There are several places in the Dallas area where you can sip this lovely wine as you relax with friends. Port can be relatively inexpensive, but at the same time, there are expensive varieties that are worth every penny. Here are a few places to try out this exotic flavor of wine.
Kent & Co. Wines
1101 W. Magnolia Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 632-6070
www.kcowines.comKent & Co. Wines on West Magnolia in Forth Worth is a great laid-back place to get some port wine. They have more than 300 varieties of wine in stock, including about any kind of Port you could want. It is a great place to try out this kind of wine, and if you like it, you can take a bottle home. This place also has a great menu and they bring the Port with it. Their Port and Cream dessert is a taste to be experienced. On Sundays, you may bring your dog. On Mondays, there are specials by the glass on wines that were opened over the weekend. You might get a great deal on some Port.

Veritas Wine Room
2323 N. Henderson Ave. Suite 103
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 841-9463
veritaswinedallas.comThe Vertas Wine Room has been named the best in Dallas for years, and some national travel magazines have it listed among the best wine bars in the nation. They have more than 400 varieties of wine, but that is just the beginning. They have exotic meats, cheeses, olives, nuts, chocolates from around the world and a nice selection of craft beer as well. Relax on the outdoor patio, or if its chilly, check out the fireplace inside. It is a great place for a glass of any variety of Port wine, and to try out cheeses and chocolates that accompany this great sweet wine. A Tawny Port is on their menu daily.

Cowtown Winery
112 W. Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 626-1011
cowtownwinery.dvinewineusa.comPort wine comes from the grapes of Portugal, but that does not mean it cannot be made in Texas. Try out some Port wine where it is made in this relatively new winery in the heart of Fort Worth’s historic stockyards. Whether you just want a relaxing drink or something with a meal, this is the place. Try out their Texas Gold, which comes as either a cherry, chocolate or raspberry chocolate Port dessert wine.

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Mercy Wine Bar
5100 Belt Line Road #544
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 702-9463
www.mercywinebar.comThe Mercy Wine Bar name was inspired by a Roy Orbison song “Pretty Woman,” and it is all about enjoying the finer things. This is a cozy small place that exemplifies the “wine experience.” There are a few different lounge areas, or you may sit at a table and have some nice food to go with your Port wine. This is a great place to enjoy wine and to try out something new if there is a variety of Port you have not yet tried. A perfect ending to a great evening, or a spot to get the evening started, Mercy Wine Bar should be a definite stop in your search for quality Port.

Bodega Wine Bar
4514 Travis St. #101
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 528-9463This wine bar is a bit hidden, just waiting to be discovered. It appears small from the outside, but inside there are a lot of rooms, nooks and other places to relax. It looks like 1800s Europe; what better place is there to try out some Port wine? You will think you have been transported to Portugal as you sip any of the Port varieties. You may also bring your own wine and have it served at your table.

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