Melon in Port Wine

This wine takes it's name from the city of Oporto (Porto), the second largest city in Portugal, located near the mouth of the River Douro. The story of this famous dessert wine is  linked to the British merchants at the end of the 17TH century when, as a result of an embargo with France, turned their attention to Portugal to find lower priced wine.

Port wines are a type of fortified wine made by adding a neutral grape spirit (brandy) to the fermenting wine. This halts the fermentation before it is done and leaves a rich, sweet wine.

1 large ripened melon, remove peel and seeds
Juice and zest 1 lemon
1 cup Port wine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whip cream topping (optional)

Cut the melons into small pieces any shape you like and place in a bowl.  Add the lemon, port, and vanilla and mix well. Refrigerate for a few hours turning a few time.

How often can you make a dessert than can also be served as an after dinner drink?
Once you’ve eaten the melon, the best part of the dish is left at the bottom of the bowl…!!

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