Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans. Modern exports developed with trade to England during the early part of the Eighteenth Century, a connection that still exists today. From this commerce a wide variety of wines started to be grown in Portugal. And, in 1758, the first wine-producing region of the world, Douro Valley was created. Portugal has a large variety of native breeds, producing a very wide variety of different wines with distinctive personality.
I love the wines from Alianca, a large cooperative producing wines from all around Portugal and I am a big fan of the Dow's Crusted Port, very close in style to Vintage port but without the excessive price tag.