Fortified and Dessert Wines

Recent drinking trends have pushed consumers to drink lighter, dryer wines with lower alcohols and higher acids. While this is certainly a welcome change for most of us, it does tend to make us forget about the pleasures derived from something sweet and unctuous. A cold glass of white port over ice with a slice of orange as a mid-day reprieve is something we all need in our drinking repertoire. Likewise, can be said for a well-chilled fruit wine accompanying a slice of homemade pie. The top place this year went to Taylor Fladgate Fine White Port, a fine purchase for around $20 retail. Field Stone showed two strong selections with their Wild Black Cherry and Strawberry giving pure flavours and well-balanced palates. Brad Royale


Taylor Fladgate NV Fine White Port
Douro, Portugal
$18-20 CSPC 164129







Sandeman NV Founders Reserve
Douro, Portugal
$20-21 CSPC 786342







Lustau NV East India Solera
Jerez, Spain
$25-27 CSPC 752660






Lakeview Cellars 2015 Vidal Icewine
Niagara, Ontario
$18-20 CSPC 722059






Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny
Douro, Portugal
$38-40 CSPC 775949






Alvear 2014 Pedro Ximenez de Anada
Montilla, Spain
$25-27 CSPC 569699






Field Stone Wild Black Cherry
Alberta, Canada
$19 CSPC 792629






Field Stone Strawberry Dessert Wine
Alberta, Canada
$19 CSPC 792635






Fielding Estate 2016 Riesling Icewine
Niagara Peninsula, Canada
$35-37 CSPC 779353






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