January 17, 2007

Graham's Six Grapes Porto, about $20

What to do when it’s literally freezing outside and the snowdrifts are up to the eves? Batten down the hatches, light a fire, break out a big hunk of blue cheese, and crack open a bottle of Port. True Ports come from Portugal’s Douro valley, where the grapes struggle to live on vertiginous slopes and soak up intense sun and heat. This leads to grapes with dense, sweet flavors that are further kicked up with an extra dose of alcohol. Great Port doesn’t have to cost a lot: the figgy richness of a ruby such as Graham’s 6 Grapes will keep you warm over many nights.

Imported by Premium Port Wines, San Francisco, CA

This first appeared in the Denver Post.

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