Fortified and Dessert Style Wines


These types of wine are such wonderful treats, and at times, overlooked when it comes to food and wine pairing options; they can be enjoyed AS dessert for a nice, after dinner liquid treat. But also, try them with fatty foie gras (classic pairing!), dishes with fruit reductions, sweet sauces, or with a salad dressed with a sharp vinaigrette. These wines can be produced in a number of ways: halting the fermentation process early, late-harvesting the grapes, or sweetened through fortification with another distilled spirit (cognac or brandy). Portugal clearly won that flight this year! - Nathalie Gosselin


Best in Class

Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny,

Douro, Portugal
$38-42 CSPC 775949 


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Trentadue Chocolate Amore, Alexander Valley, California
$32-34 CSPC 781967


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Field Stone Wild Black Cherry Dessert Wine, Alberta, Canada
$21-23 (2016) (2017)


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Sandeman Fine Ruby Porto, Douro, Portugal
$17-19 CSPC 23366


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Spirit Hills Winery Pi Reserve, Alberta, Canada
$46 (375mL) CSPC 842125


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Shady Orchard and Winery 2020 Pear, Alberta, Canada
$20 CSPC 801013