fortified wine


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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Vermouth, simply put, is an aromatized, fortified wine — higher in alcohol than most wines, but lower than most spirits. Lisa Futterman,, "It’s time for vermouth to come out of the depths and star in cocktails," 28 Aug. 2019 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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First Known Use of fortified wine

1874, in the meaning defined above

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