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Happy Wine Wednesday, guys!


Hope everyone had a safe and eventful past couple of weeks!


I’ve been trying to wrap my brain around what we’re doing for Thanksgiving andChristmas. It’s funny because as I kid, I loved having the two holidays so close together because it meant more food in the house, LOL. Now, I’m the one doing the cooking and it’s not that much fun at all!


Anywho, you already know what time it is!!! It’s wine review time!


This month’s wine review is going to be on Taylor New York Port. Now, because this is a learning blog as well, some of you may not know what a Port wine is. Cause lawd knows I didn’t, LOL.


Well, Port wines are made just like your regular wines, but during fermentation, the maker will add brandy to it. This stops the wine grapes from making alcohol, and allows them to hold on to their sugar content.


So, you can already assume that Port wines are not only sweeter than regular wines, but they also have higher alcohol content as well. You may have also heard of Port wines being referred to as fortified wines, which is any wine made with spirits.


With that being said, these wines are better made for sipping and not chugging. Trust me I’m speaking from personal experience here, LOL. Port wines are usually served in 3 ounce glasses, so don’t be disappointed if you order this at a bar or restaurant and they show up with a kiddy cup, LOL.


Now, you guys know I love a sweet wine, so there shouldn’t be any doubts about whether or not I enjoyed this bottle. I absolutely loved it.


Though it is considered a dessert wine, I had a glass with cheesy pasta, steak, and a salad. It was delicious! Taylor Port was very sweet, but also had hints of spices to it. Port wines can have hints of raspberry, blackberry, cinnamon, and chocolate, and I definitely felt a tang with each sip. Emphasis on the sip.


You may have heard, or hear, that Port wine doesn’t go well with everything, because the flavors can take away from whatever meal you’re eating. Well, we lucked up. Everything paired perfectly together, though I am curious to see how it would taste with a chocolate cake!


Now, before my ‘I-hate-sweet-wine-folks’ write this bottle off, there are dry Port wines as well, you may not hear too much about them because they’re like the black sheep of the Port wine family, LOL. But they do exist.


I can’t make any promises I’m going to go looking for one, however, if any of you come across one you think is worth trying let me know! There are also white Port wines that range from sweet to dry as well, so there’s something for everyone’s palate.


Well, it’s a no brainer that this bottle gets five stars from me, and I am definitely looking forward to trying more Port wines in the future, so be on the lookout for more Port wine reviews in the future.


As always, thank you so much for joining me this afternoon, and make sure to stay tuned for this month’s book review.


If you’ve tried this wine, let me know what you think. If you’ve tried other Port wines, drop some suggestions!


Talk to you guys soon!

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