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Port and fortified wine

Port lovers, consult the SAQ's The spirit of knowing blog to learn more about fortified wines, the best port and food pairings, aging potential and more.

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  1. Cabral Porto

    Cabral port: Pairings beyond chocolate

    We often talk about aperitifs, but the end of the meal is just as important. That’s when we linger at the table to chat around a decadent finale, whether dessert or cheese, with no other dish or commitment in sight. Spotlight on port, to take you from start to grand finale.

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  2. Pleasurable port
    Pairings and Taste Tags

    Pleasurable port

    Whether sipped while stargazing near the campfire, or shared with friends and family while eating together, Port is always a pleasure to drink.

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  3. Jura vineyard
    Production methods

    Jura wine: original and complex!

    Jura is a small region—especially in terms of production. It’s worth the hunting though, these wines are diverse and very original!

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  4. Wine tasting
    Tasting and service

    What bottle to open first?

    What bottle should you open first? And what’s the difference between a red, a white and a port? The most important thing to remember is that you need to give each bottle a chance to shine!

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  5. Open bottles

    Storing Opened Bottles

    How to store alcohol once the bottle’s been opened.

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  6. corkscrew
    Tasting and service

    What Exactly is a Corked Wine?

    The table is set, the glasses shined and all that’s left to do is to open the wine to go with the roast beef that’s been filling your house with mouth-watering aromas all day. You pop the cork and a strange smell wafts out of the bottle. And you know it’s strange because this is a wine you know by heart—one of your very favourites. Your wine is probably corked. But how does this even happen?

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  7. Different types glasses wine
    Tasting and service

    A question of form

    Several factors can affect how we perceive a wine's flavour. Three experts tested the effect of different glasses on taste.

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  8. Red wines

    Product ratings: how to find your way around?

    Many trade magazines and online news sites provide ratings for products. Since it is sometimes difficult to find your way through these different sources, here are some explanations about the different rating systems.

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  9. Landscape of Douro wine-growing region.
    Wine cultivation

    Rare grape varietal: Touriga Nacional

    Touriga Nacional: It may not ring a bell now, but giving one of Portugal’s lesser-known vintages a try might have you discover your new favourite bottle. Here’s a hint: ever had a glass of Port? Then Touriga Nacional might already be a well-loved favourite!

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  10. Glasses of sherry.
    Production methods

    All about sherry!

    To better understand the wonderful, mysterious world of sherry, here is an introduction to how it is made as well as two suggestions for tasting and pairing.

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