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Port and sherry education please

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Port and sherry education please

julesincoq | Mar 23, 2010 12:31 PM

I recently read an article about port. It said that tawny port is oak barrel aged which gives it a bit of a caramel flavour so it is best paired with dark chocolate and nuts. Vintage port is aged in the bottle and has more of a deep rich cherry flavour and goes best with blue cheese.

Ok that sounds good so I'm having some friends over for port and we are going to try that out and see if those pairings really are good. Fun!

Can anyone suggest other pairings with port? Any aged cheese or mostly just the blue?

Also, if that is port...what the heck is sherry? Sherry seems just like port to me. Even the glasses you serve it in are the same (if the picture on the side of the box of port glasses I bought is correct).

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