We carry a wonderful Port-style dessert wine - Sultry N Red. But why Port-style and not just Port?
In order for a wine to be called a Port, it must come from Portugal. Here are more specifics from Wikipedia:
Port or Porto "is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine though it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties. Fortified wines in the style of port are also produced outside Portugal, most notably in Australia, France,South Africa, Canada, India, Argentina, and the United States. Under European Union Protected Designation of Origin guidelines, only the product from Portugal may be labelled as port or Porto."
"Port is produced from grapes grown and processed in the demarcated Douro region." (of Portugal) "The wine produced is then fortified by the addition of a neutral grape spirit known as aguardente in order to stop the fermentation, leaving residual sugar in the wine, and to boost the alcohol content. The wine is then stored and aged, often in barrel stored in a cave (pronounced kahv and meaning "cellar" in Portuguese) before being bottled. The wine received its name, "port", in the later half of the 17th century from the seaport city ofPorto at the mouth of the Douro River, where much of the product was brought to market or for export to other countries in Europe."