American Fortified Wine Day
The Sweet and Fortified Wine Association has declared Wednesday, February 7, 2018 as national AMERICAN FORTIFIED WINE DAY.
The purpose of this special wine day event is to celebrate one of the nation's most historic, celebrated, and versatile luxury beverages - American Fortified Wine.Americans were producing fortified wines before our independence from Great Britain. Angelica, America's proprietary fortified wine was first produced by souther California mission priests in the early 1800s and was the beverage of choice for California's gold rush miners and settlersToday, over 1,000 American winemakers across the nation are producing world-class fortified wines including port-style, sherry-style, Madeira-style, and Vermouth. These uniquely crafted wines are truly American made from from over 50 grape varieties grown in the American vineyards. Join us to experience the rich heritage of distinctly American fortified wine. Here are some ways you can celebrate national AMERICAN FORTIFIED WINE DAY1. Go American Fortified Wine TastingAmerican fortified wines are produced in 38 states from California, Washington, and Oregon to New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia. American Heartland states including Ohio, Missouri, and Texas also produce luxurious fortified wines of exceptional quality and style. Check the internet for wineries in your area producing fortified wines or e- mail the Sweet and Fortified Wine Association (email@example.com) for a list of producers near you.2. Pair American Fortified Wines with Foods Other Than Dessert Fortified wine may well be America's most versatile wine type. They pair well with almost any cuisine and can be the basis of delicious, hearty sauces and marinades. Try a fortified wine with snacks like potato chips or cheese dip. How about a fortified wine cocktail on the rocks with a twist. Of course, fortified wines make any dessert from chocolate to fresh berries a special treat. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for specific pairing suggestions and recipes. 3. Learn More About American Fortified Wine
The story of American fortified wine history, production, and enjoyment is a fascinating tale little appreciated by American wine consumers. You can get more information about American fortified wines by visiting you local winery or wine store.
Fortified Wine - The Essential Guide to American Port-style and Fortified Wine is an excellent source of information on the history and production American fortified wines including a listing of selected American producers. The book is available at most book sellers and through Amazon.com.
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national American Fortified Wine Day
American Fortified Wine Day