Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved.
First taste of port wine in the city of it's origin! Great reason for a nightcap.
Port is a fortified wine: sweet and best enjoyed as a dessert wine, it is made by blending red grape juice with brandy and then aging the mix! There are so many varieties of port; I started with what I was offered!
Offley's Tawny Port.
Tawny Port, as opposed to Ruby, Aged Tawny, Late-bottled vintage, and Vintage, is made from average-quality grapes and aged for two to seven years in wood casks. The color is a deep red or mahogany, it is balanced with sweetness and soft tannins, and is the perfect way to enjoy the company of a new Portuguese speaking friend.
Touriga Nacional - considered to be one of the best grapes in Portugal! One of the principal grapes grown in the Douro Valley for port wines.
Tinta Roriz - in Spain, known as Tempranillo!
Touriga Francesca - over 20% of all plantings in the Douro are Touriga Francesca.