Princely Port Is This Season's Tipple

on 11/12/10 at 5:23 pm

Spirits

ALTHOUGH it’s been with us for centuries, port is still a mystery for many, having suffered from a fuddy-duddy image of English gentlemen asking the ladies to withdraw while they discussed affairs of state over port and cigars – and, not least, which way to pass the port!

Like sherry, though, Portugal’s peerless fortified wine has done much to change the somewhat stuffy image, and massive advertising and sleeker-looking bottles have worked wonders – it might still be a seasonal tipple for many but these days it’s certainly ‘sexy’ to drink port.

And it’s probably also fair to say that port has overtaken sherry as Britain’s spirit of choice.

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