fortified wine

noun

Definition of fortified wine 

: a wine (such as sherry) to which alcohol usually in the form of grape brandy has been added during or after fermentation

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Madiera, the Portuguese fortified wine, is also spectacular with the nutty, spiced, and caramel flavors that are so common in Thanksgiving desserts. Kristin Tice Studeman, Vogue, "The Best Wine for Every Thanksgiving Scenario," 19 Nov. 2018 Wines are from Spain and Portugal, including Sherry, Port and Madeira fortified wines. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Exploring Spain through wine at Milwaukee restaurants," 3 Oct. 2017

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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