Port

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A wine fortified by adding grape alcohol partway through the fermentation. The wine is kept in oak for a relatively short time, then fortified and aged in bottles. Port is a sweet wine, originating in Portugal, which is generally served after a meal as a dessert wine. Port aromas include chocolate, truffles, black currant, cocoa, coffee, pepper and smoke. Foods the go well with port wines include bread, cheese, spiced ham, and potato dishes.

There are five general types of port wine: White port, a simple non-vintage blend which is produced as either a dry or sweet wine; Ruby and tawny ports, a non-vintage blend which is typically sweet and aged; Dated ports, a quality vintage wine that exhibits tawny characteristics. Harvest ports, a vintage varietal wine aged for a minimum of 7 years; Vintage port, a vintage wine produced with the highest quality grapes.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup, diced
Calories352
Protein23g
Total Fat28g
Total Carbohydrates0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Potassium136mg
Sodium534mg
Cholesterol123mg
Serving Size1 piece (4" x 2" x 1/2")
Calories249
Protein11g
Total Fat13g
Total Carbohydrates21g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Potassium216mg
Sodium421mg
Cholesterol32mg
Serving Size1 cup
Calories61
Protein1g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates14g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Potassium180mg
Sodium20mg
Cholesterol0mg

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