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Corkbuzz Online | WOW: Fortified Wines

Part of WOW: World of Wine Intensive. The full series can be purchased here.

Fortified wines is often an overlooked and misunderstood category, but before we could stabilize wine and ship it in temperature-controlled containers, we fortified (adding alcohol to increase strength) in order to ship wines around the world. These are historically some of the world's most important wines. Learn about the process of fortification, they styles, from delicate, dry Manzanilla Sherry, to tantalizing, just off try Verdelho Madeira, to the luscious "Stickies" of Australia. We'll discuss the history and legacy of fortified wines, past, present and future trends, and styles like Sherry, Port, Madeira, Banyuls, Muscat Beaumes-de-Venise, Macvin, and more! We will give insight into some of the best pairings and occasions to enjoy these styles.

Open up any fortified wine you've been excited to try or pick up something from our retail shop to describe to the class via chat.

Zoom links will be sent via email on the morning of the class. Follow-up notes are sent the following day.

Check out our wine "backpacks" for the class here or email for custom wines shipped from Corkbuzz for class.

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