Blog Posts - Fortified Wine



The Art of the Aperitivo

Memorie di Angelina is a food blog, of course, but in Italian culinary tradition you cannot separate food from drink. While Italians are not heavy drinkers as a rule, it is also true that, traditionally speaking at least, a meal is not a meal without...
by Memorie di Angelina on Nov 23, 2013

Mulled Wine – The Perfect Holiday Drink

Written By: Sarah Meadows While watching Amelie for the millionth time, I arrived at the part of the movie where her fragile neighbor, who only paints Renoir, invites her in for spiced cookies and mulled wine. What a delicious sounding snack, I thoug...
by The Wine'dUp on Nov 13, 2011

What is Fortified Wine?

Fortifying wines - adding alcohol, usually grape spirit, to them - is another way of making them sweet. The alcohol incapacitates the yeasts, leaving unfermented sugar.Occasionally, the alcohol is added before the grape juice even starts to ferment,...

Not Your Grandmother’s Sherry: Noé Pedro Ximénez Muy Viejo (Gonzalez Byass)

Noe Pedro Ximénez Muy Viejo 30 Year Old Sherry I drank sherry last night for the second time in my life, so I won’t lie:  I don’t know squat about sherry. (You know, I’ve kind of always thought of sherry as something my grandmother might sip...
by Wine and Walnuts on Oct 3, 2010

Fortified Wines – Timing is Everything

photo from wine-tasting-guide.com Like much of life, fortified wines were born from necessity.  In this case, to preserve European wines on long trade voyages in the 16th and 17th centuries.  Brandy was added either before or during the fermenta...
by Oyster Food and Culture on Jun 8, 2009

Pineau des Charentes and the Charente Cocktail

I rarely make the same drink two nights in a row. I’m developing a large home liquor selection, as well as a robust home library of cocktail books. This leads me to want to continually challenge myself to new-to-me cocktails. But for nearly a w.
by Two At The Most on Jan 7, 2009

Pineau des Charentes and the Charente Cocktail

I rarely make the same drink two nights in a row. I’m developing a large home liquor selection, as well as a robust home library of cocktail books. This leads me to want to continually challenge myself to new-to-me cocktails. But for nearly a w.
by Two At The Most on Jan 7, 2009

Wine 101: An Introduction to Madeira

In honor of Wine Blogging Wednesday (’WBW’) scheduled for tomorrow, November 12, 2008, I want to do a primer on Madeira – the wine and the island.  1WineDude, the host of the 51st WBW, has set the theme as fortified (and maderized)
by Christianne Uncorked on Nov 11, 2008

Wine 101: An Introduction to Madeira

In honor of Wine Blogging Wednesday (’WBW’) scheduled for tomorrow, November 12, 2008, I want to do a primer on Madeira – the wine and the island.  1WineDude, the host of the 51st WBW, has set the theme as fortified (and maderized)
by Christianne Uncorked on Nov 11, 2008


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