Port versus Fortified Wine

Fortified Wines versus Port Wine… It can be confusing but what is the difference between a fortified wine and a port? Well, all ports are fortified wines but only fortified wines from Portugal are Ports. The same also applies to Sherry in that sherry is a fortified wine but only those made in Spain can be called Sherry. Got all that? Now comes the Australian terms we can use to describe our fortifieds and essentially distinguish what is a “port” style or a “sherry" style. Firstly “port” style wines can use the term Vintage, Ruby and Tawny. These refer to the styles in which the wine is made and aged. A vintage is usually of exceptional quality, made from a single year and once bottled can be

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