The closest thing Wisconsin has to port wine turns out to be a damned fine variation on the theme: White Winter Winery’s Black Harbor is an elegantly crafted black currant honey wine punched up with grape neutral spirits. Rich, heavy, and clocking in at 21 percent ABV (alcohol by volume), this is a dessert beverage best sipped and savored. Kissed by honey but not overly sweet, Black Harbor is defined by its tart currant and toasted vanilla notes. It may also be the perfect way to wind down a summer barbecue.
White Winter Winery’s Black Harbor Dessert Mead, $24.98 for a 500-milliliter bottle