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Introducing Evingelical

Back in the mid ‘70s, a High Street basement in Southend-on-Sea was converted from the storeroom of a Lipton’s Supermarket into a Wine Bar, and an Essex institution was created. Since then, The Pipe of Port has been renowned for its home cooked food and exceptional wines, as well as hosting tasting events twice a month.


The Pipe of Port has been changing the way the people of Southend experience wine for over 40 years, and we took it one step further in 2018 by introducing The Pipe of Port Wine Academy, which offered a range of courses that took the enthusiastic novice all the way through to professional qualifications.

During the pandemic, we took our wine tastings and courses online. This proved to be very successful and continues to be a popular method of delivering our passion for wine.

Pipe of Port Wine Academy has now morphed into Evingelical, an online platform dedicated to spreading the word of wine! Whether it be a relaxed online tasting with friends, family or colleagues or something a little more formal with one of our WSET accredited courses, head over to our website to take a look at what’s on offer.

We continue to offer face-to-face tastings at the restaurant, head over to our Events page to see what is currently on offer.

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