Port is a sweet wine made from red grapes from Portugal. It’s served with dessert or as an appetizer. It can be served straight, in a cocktail or used in cooking. Vintage Port, Late-Bottled Vintage Port and Tawny Port are wonderful served straight. White Port, Ruby Port and Pink Port make good cocktails. Port reduction sauce is great over roasted meats, steaks, vanilla ice cream and pound cake.
- Some ports are best served straight, Vintage, Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) and Tawny Port, for example.
- Ruby, White, Pink, and Tawny Ports work great in cocktails.
- A good ruby port works great when cooking a port wine reduction.
“The most sophisticated way to enjoy Port wine is to serve it straight up, or “neat,” in a proper Port glass.”