Incorrect:-My bold Ahem .. Port is made USING BRANDY
"Port is fortified with aguardente vinica. A grape based drinking wine that is distilled to concentrate the alcohol to 35-60%.
Sherry on the other hand is fortified with brandy, another grape distilled spirit".
Introduced to this rather special elixir at mess dinners, began collecting Port at the age of nineteen. Now have a reasonable collection, the crown jewels of which are a case and a half of Taylors 1963.
A case of that can go for over 2 Grand at wine auction at Christies these days, which is certainly not the price I paid for it when buying it in 1965. Had a mate who was a manager of Victoria wines in Bury Street who used to tip me off on what he thought might be good buys, and I think at the time it may have been a round five quid a bottle.