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  • How to make port wine at home?

  • Start with two parts dry bold red wine and add 1/4-part cane pure sugar and 1-part vodka or brandy. The latter will act to fortify the port wine. 8.

  • What is port Port made of?

  • Port is a fortified wine, which essentially means that it鈥檚 a careful blend of wine and spirit (in this case, brandy). The blending achieves two things: It makes the drink stronger (better for customers) and it makes the drink more shelf-stable (better for producers).

  • What is port wine?

  • Because of the rich, syrupy liquid that results from the process of adding spirits to wine, however, port is located on a far corner of the wine world鈥檚 diagram along with other strong wines like Madeira, sherry, marsala, and vermouth.

  • Can you cook with Port?

  • Since Port tends to retain its taste in a meal, don鈥檛 try to cook with it if you don鈥檛 like its taste when you鈥檙e drinking it. Now that you have learned the characteristics of Port and its purpose in the kitchen, it is time to find out what to use when you don鈥檛 have Port in hand.