Fortified Wine is the result of a distilled beverage being added to wine in order to create another alcoholic product. The distilled beverage is typically brandy, but can be adapted to include any spirit and therefore, has higher alcohol content than other table wines.
Fortified wines were born of the need to preserve European wines on long trade voyages during the 16th and 17th centuries. Measures of brandy were added before or during the fermentation process to stabilize the wine.
There are 6 types: Madeira, Mead and Tonic, Marsala, Port, Sherry and Vermouth
Noilly Prat Original Dry Vermouth is based on a secret recipe , beautifully crafted in the South of France using the finest white wines. The wines are aged outdoors in oak casks and are exposed to natural elements. It has an aromatic blend of herbs and spices which gently infuses the wines to create a unique bouquet and taste.
Portman’s Fine Ruby is an exceptional port, wining an International Wine Challenge bronze medal in 2000, and a seal of approval in 2002. To achieve this ports best attributes, we are told to serve it at room temperature.