Port is a fortified red or white wine from the remote vineyards in Portugal's northern Douro River Valley. It is typically a sweet red dessert wine and also comes in dry, semi-dry and white varieties. The white ports are often served as an apéritif.
Over a hundred varieties of grapes are sanctioned for Port production. The most widely cultivated varieties are:
- Tinta Barroca
- Tinta Cão
- Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo)
- Touriga Francesa
- Touriga Nacional
Port wine adds a wonderful flavour as an ingredient in many dishes, both sweet and savoury. Read More...