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How Long Will My Open Bottle of Port Last?

How Long Will My Open Bottle of Port Last?

Port isn’t just for your grandma anymore. That means it’s time to learn a little more about it, and the first thing to know is how long a bottle of port will stay open, because we all know you aren’t  finishing a bottle of port in one sitting — or, at least, you shouldn’t be. For starters, […]

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Adding Booze to Booze for Better Booze

Adding Booze to Booze for Better Booze

You’ve come across fortified wines before. They have names like sherry, Port and vermouth, and they’re supposed to be sipped by candlelight while you discuss 18th-century literature. But there’s another class of fortified wines you may not know about called vin doux naturels. These are the oldest fortified wines of all, and although they’ve fallen […]

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How Do Dessert Wines Get So Sweet?

How Do Dessert Wines Get So Sweet?

Ever wonder how dessert wines become sweet? It’s easy to imagine a bunch of winemakers just opening up big vats and pouring in some granulated sugar. (That is, after all, what makes bran flakes palatable for all those prepubescent years.) And while some liquors have shown evidence of actually having sugar added, dessert wines become sweet by a […]

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Your Port Glass Is Tiny For A Reason

Your Port Glass Is Tiny For A Reason

Tiny cups and cutlery can make us feel like giants. They can also help with portion control (until you realize you’re just refilling a small bowl with scoop after scoop of ice cream). But sometimes the reason for the smallness isn’t quite apparent. Take the Port glass. Typically, when you’re served port at a bar […]

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7 Ports You Should Try This Fall

7 Ports You Should Try This Fall

Selling port is a bit of an uphill climb. This is an era of esoteric drinking, with somms championing the latest undiscovered region, Sunotry sending Scotch into outer space, and the rest of us gearing up for the dry, fruity, nuanced powerhouse reds of fall. And of course, port has its stereotypes: sweet, uncomplicated, stuff to […]

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