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An Introduction to Fortified Wines

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Keg n Cork Liquor Company Tasting Room

3845 99 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6E 6H6

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For centuries, fortified wines were central to European wine making. And for good reason: the process of fortification – adding spirit, generally from grapes, to wine to stop fermentation – meant that, at a time when wine was transported in barrel and concepts of cleanliness were dicey, you or your agent stood a better chance of taking receipt of wine rather than a barrel of pricey vinegar.

This tasting will explore three of the best-known varieties of fortified wine: Madeira, Port, and Sherry. The last in particular is a misunderstood wine with a wide range of flavour profiles, from dry to sweet, from biologically aged to oxidatively aged, that transcend the pleasures provided by the ubiquitous blue bottle tucked away in the back of your gran’s cupboard.

We will consider three different syles of dry Sherry – Fino, Palo Cortado, and Oloroso (so important to the ageing of Scotch) – as well a Madeira, a wine that has, for all intents and purposes, been baked, and three Ports: a Ruby, a Late Bottled Vintage, and a 10-year-old Tawny:

  • González Byass Tío Pepe Palamino Fino ($21.96)
  • Barbadillo Obispo Gascon Palo Cortado Dry Sherry Aged 15 Years ($69.96)
  • El Maestro Sierra Oloroso 15 Years Old ($21.96; 375 mℓ)
  • Blandy’s Duke of Clarence Rich Madeira ($29.96)
  • Niepoort Ruby Port ($29.96)
  • Kopke Porto L. B. V. 2006 ($23.96)
  • Sandeman Old Tawny Port Rested 10 Years ($34.96)

Light snacks will be provided. Please arrange for sober transport.

The tasting starts at 7:30 p.m sharp; doors will open 10 minutes prior.

As with all our events, we request that you refrain from the use of fragrances on the evening of the tasting.

Additional samples will not be provided to attendees either before or after the tasting.

Feel free to contact us at info@kegncork.com if you have any questions regarding the event.

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3845 99 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T6E 6H6

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