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South African Fortified Wine

December 27, 2011
Question by: Charles, Aylesbury, Great Britain

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Where can I find information on Fortified Wines produced in South Africa such as cape Port?

A:

Hi Charles, Naturally we feel the only true "Port" wines come from the Douro here in Portugal, and legislation is in progress to protect the use of that name.  That said, fortified wines in the styles of Port and Sherry are made by many new world wineries, including in South Africa.  Your best starting point to learn more might be the website for the South African Port Producers Association at http://www.sappa.co.za/



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