I assume that you live in the UK and you’re looking for the best way to buy Portuguese wine because sometimes it’s hard to find stores with a good selection of table wines. In many cases Portuguese wine still means just Port. I’ve browsed the web, went through dozens of online stores, and identified the ones selling Portuguese wine. Furthermore, I’ve looked at the delivery time and rates so you have no more excuses not to buy Portuguese wine.
This article will focus on still wines. We’ll leave Port, Madeira, and other fortified wines for an upcoming article.
- Public e-commerce store
- Specific category for Portuguese wine
- More than 10 different still wines available
- At least two-thirds of stock composed of still wines
- Have a product photo and description, not just a list
Delivery time and rates
- Tested websites with an order worth £75
- Simulated a delivery in London
Merchants selling Portuguese wine – Shipping from the UK
The wine merchants are sorted, by default, according to their Portuguese wines Availability (range). You can read the table by Delivery Time (range in days), Delivery Cost, or Merchant’s Name. By clicking on the Merchant’s name you’ll be redirected to its website.
|Butlers Wine Cellar||100-249||1-2||9.99|
|Exquisite Portuguese Wines||50-99||1-5||16|
|Great Wines Direct||50-99||1-5||7.95|
|The Wine Society||50-99||2-4||0-Free|
|Drink Portuguese Wine||50-99||1-2||5.99|
|The Fine Wine Company||50-99||5-9||6.95|
|The Portuguese Conspiracy||50-99||2-3||7.85|
|Waitrose & Partners||25-49||2-3||5.95|
|Great Western Wine||25-49||1-4||7.5|
|Tanners Wines Ltd.||25-49||1-2||8.5|
|Hennings Wine Merchants||10-24||1||7.5|
|Slurp Wine Company Limited||10-24||1||7.95|
|Virgin Wine Online||10-24||1||7.99|
Portugalia Wines, Butlers Wine Cellar, and Exquisite Portuguese Wines are the online stores that have the highest availability with about 100 wines in stock. These three stores are closely followed by Great Wines Direct and The Wine Society that offer around 80 to 90 wines.
Top delivery time
Topmost affordable delivery rates
Portugalia Wines was founded in 1983, specializing in the distribution of Portuguese products in the UK. It has more than 100 wines in stock and offers a 1 to 3 days of free delivery service.
The Wine Society is one of the UK’s leading wine merchants, operating as a co-operative organization owned solely by its members. It has about 80 Portuguese wines in stock and offers a 2 to 4 days free delivery service.
Butlers Wine Cellar is a family-run wine merchant based in Brighton. Mr. Henry Butler offers its clients a range of more than 100 Portuguese wines and a 1-2 days delivery service for £9,99.
Merchants selling Portuguese wine – Shipping from Portugal
The wine merchants are sorted, by default, according to their Portuguese wines Availability (range). You can read the table by Delivery Time (range in days), Delivery Cost (cost may vary according to exchange rate fluctuations), or Merchant’s Name. By clicking on the Merchant’s name you’ll be redirected to its website.
|Merchant||Availability||Delivery (days)||Delivery fee|
|Wine From Portugal||3000-3999||5-7||25.5|
|Gourmet da Vila||3000-3999||3-4||30|
|Portuguese Wines Shop||500-999||4||13.43|
|Garrafeira Portugal by Decanter Lda||250-499||1-5||46|
|Mercearia do Vinho||100-249||1-5||25|
Portugal Vineyards, with over 6000 wines, is the online store with the highest number of available products. It’s followed by Garrafeira Nacional, Wine From Portugal, Garrafeira Soares, Gourmet da Vila and Winehouse Portugal with availability between 3000 and 4000 Portuguese wines.
Top delivery time
Topmost affordable delivery rates
Portugal Vineyards depicts itself as an independent wine merchant specialized in Portuguese wines and spirits. It has a massive number of available wines, the lowest delivery rate – £9, and a fairly acceptable 3 to 4 days delivery time. Garrafeira Nacional, founded in 1927, has become Portugal’s main reference in wine commerce. Its wine stores located in Lisbon help to consolidate this position. The online store offers about 4000 of the best Portuguese wines. Portuguese Wines Shop offers a good balance between availability, about 500 wines in stock, and delivery time and cost, 4 days at a £12 rate – plus the website is entirely in english, from the homepage to the checkout.
UK market overview
I’ve found 29 online stores that sell Portuguese wine. Average availability: 45 wines. Average shipping cost: £7Average delivery time: 2.5 days
PT market overview
I’ve found 22 online stores that ship Portuguese wine to the UK. Average availability: 1750 wines. Average shipping cost: £25Average delivery time: 4.5 days
I hope this article helps you with buying Portuguese wine in the UK. I believe that any purchase decision will be made between availability, PT stores win, versus delivery, some UK stores have next day delivery or free shipping. In the UK store availability ranges from 10 to 100 wines while the Portuguese counterparts have at least 100 wines and can go all the way up to 6000. Some merchants based in the UK offer free delivery but when ordering from Portugal you’ll pay at least £9 (for a £75 order). Regarding delivery times, you can get next day delivery in the UK but also a fairly good 1 to 3 days delivery time from Portugal. Do you know other stores that should make this list? Send me a message!