Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Porto for Sipping on Winter Nights

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Porto for Sipping on Winter Nights

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One of my favorite ways to end dinner on a cold winter night is by sipping Porto, the sweet fortified wine from Portugal. Although port wine can be made in any location, true Porto must come from a specific region in Portugal's Douro Valley. Portos are made in a number of styles, but I tend to prefer tawny Portos. Named for their color, these tawny wines are aged in wooden casks and over time can take on delicious flavors of nuts, chocolate and coffee. While the following are very different tawny Portos, both should be served chilled and would go particularly well with cheese and dark chocolate.

Baro de Vilar Maynard's 10 Years Old Aged Tawny Porto

Bought * Aldi, 7369 Watson Road, in December for $14.99

Description * Since Aldi's wines are mostly private labels, I was surprised to find some of its stores offering an aged tawny Porto from the award-winning Maynard's. …

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