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===Fortified Wines===
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Wine says class. And often 12-13% alcohol by volume. Here’s some basic info for the next time you’re looking for a drink to complement your meal, trying to impress someone, or simply browsing ye old Spirit Shoppe for something new.

Types of Wine

The type of wine depends on the type of grape. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, these are all different types of grape/vine varieties. Knowing that is the first step.

Red Wines

  • Pinot Noir
  • Zinfandel
  • Cabernet
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chianti

White Wines

  • Chardonnay
  • Brut
  • Muscat
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Riesling
  • White Zinfandel
  • Gewürztraminer

Sweetest Pinot Noir Riesling
Zinfandel Chardonnay
Cabernet Chenin Blanc
Syrah Sauvignon Blanc
Driest Merlot Brut


Fortified Wines

Fortified wines are wines with more alcohol added, originally in order to preserve the wine on long trips overseas. The result is a sweeter, more powerful drink, referred to in the US as a Dessert wine.

  • Sherry
  • Port
  • Marsala
  • Madeira
  • Vermouth
  • Muscat
  • MD 20/20
  • Cisco
  • Thunderbird
  • Night Train
  • Wild Irish Rose
  • Ripple
  • Boone's Farm
  • Buckfast Tonic Wine
  • After Dark
  • Cool Breeze
  • Red Rooster 21 / Red Lady 21
  • Johnny Bootlegger