Is Port a Fortified Wine?

February 2, 2017

The late eighteenth century was a crucial time in the history of Port wine, during this period several developments transformed Port into the spectacular fortified wine we know it as today. The most predominant of these being fortification. In the early days, brandy was sometimes added to wines prior to shipment in order to fortify them against the harsh conditions of sea voyage. This practice was seldom followed in the…