a wine, as port or sherry, to which brandy has been added in order to arrest fermentation or to increase the alcoholic content.
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How to use fortified wine in a sentence
During the Age of Exploration, fortified wine styles like madeira and port became popular for their ability to stand up to long ocean voyages.You Should Absolutely Age Your Own Wine. Here’s How to Do It | Jordan Michelman | May 20, 2021 | Eater
He was 13 when he first tasted wine — a 1908 vintage port or fortified wine from Portugal but popularized in Britain.Steven Spurrier, the Briton who helped make California wines a global commodity, dies at 79 | Phil Davison | March 10, 2021 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for fortified wine
wine treated by the addition of brandy or alcohol, such as port, marsala, and sherry
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