Port wine

A glass of tawny port
Official guarantee label from a bottle of port

Port wine (also known as vinho do Porto, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌviɲu duˈpoɾtu], or simply port) is a Portuguese fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley of northern Portugal.[1] It is typically a sweet red wine, often served with dessert, although it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties.

Other port-style fortified wines are produced outside Portugal, in Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, India, South Africa, Spain, and the United States, but under the European Union Protected Designation of Origin guidelines, only wines from Portugal are allowed to be labelled "port".[2][3]

  1. ^ Porter, Darwin & Danforth Price (2000) Frommer's Portugal 16th ed. IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. ISBN 0-02-863601-5
  2. ^ Labelling of wine and certain other wine sector products Europa.eu
  3. ^ "Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives" Archived 11 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine

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