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)
How often can you make a dessert than can also be served as an after dinner drink?