Podcast #49 – Fortified Wines

Sometimes you need to bring out the big guns. After a long meal or a late night, unwinding with a glass of Port-style or Madeira-style wine is the right call. Fortunately for BC wine lovers, there are locally produced options to make a perfect wine and mood pairing.

While they might be a little harder to find, they are typically well worth the search. Some of them are only available at the winery as a specialty item (La Frenz, Sumac Ridge), some at VQA stores (Quail’s Gate, Gray Monk, Vista D’Oro) or private stores (Kettle Valley).

And don’t worry about drinking the whole bottle in one night! This is strong stuff and can keep for weeks just fine with only a stopper – no special corks or nitrogen required (although that never hurts). So take a sip while you slow down and enjoy the special small batches of BC’s fabulous fortified wines.