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Hannah Perry
 
July 7, 2021 | Wine Geek Wednesday | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday

 

🍇 Port Wine: Here's The Scoop: 🍇

 

Port has been made for centuries dating back all the way to 1174! Traditionally port wine was made in Portugal’s Douro Valley when the English started sourcing their red wine in Portugal after they boycotted French wine in the 17th century. To help preserve the wine on their journey in giant ships back to England, the Englishmen added brandy to the red wine to fortify it and make sure it wouldn't spoil during the ship's journey. As a result, it accidentally made one of the world's most unique and diverse beverages. 

 

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REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING

 

And ports sure have one! You can identify a port wine for its higher alcohol content, its noticeable sweetness and full body and palate density.  If you love rich cheeses and sweet desserts, a port wine is for you! Its pairing versatility is through the roof and it can even function as a dessert by itself.

 

Pictured left: Portugal's Douro Valley

HOW ITS MADE

 

During fermentation, when the alcohol level of a wine reaches a certain point, it is fortified with brandy. This brings the fermentation process to a halt, preventing the grape sugar to convert into alcohol any further. The nuances of fruit in the young wine are captured in the process, leaving behind a port of its own uniqueness.

 

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