Posts Tagged "Port Wine"

Port Wine… (part 2)

Posted By on Sep 20, 2014 in Wine Club

          History of Port (part 2) Which grape varieties are used to make Port? There are a bunch of grape varieties used in true Port (from Portugal’s Douro Valley), most of which are little known outside of Portugal. Several other countries — including Australia, South Africa and the United States — make fortified sweet red wines and even whites that are labeled as “port,”...

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Port Wine… part 1

Posted By on Aug 29, 2014 in Wine Club

            History of Port (part 1) Port wine traditionally comes from the Douro Valley in beautiful Northern Portugal. The wineries are called Quintas and they line the terraced hills rising up from the mighty Douro, east of Oporto nearly reaching the border of Spain. The name Port Wine is protected by the Appellation system (Denomination of Origin), just as Champagne can only be placed on a bottle if...

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