How is white port made?White port is made from white grapes like a white wine but is then fortified just before the end of fermentation like any other port with the addition of grape brandy. The port is then aged in oak casks for two to three years before being bottled, although some white ports are aged for up to ten years.
Drinking white portWhite port is a fine aperitif drink, perfect before dinner or for relaxing in the garden on a summer's evening. White port can be drunk chilled on its own but I prefer it as a long drink mixed with ice and tonic and a sprig of mint.
Food & white portFor white port think nibbles like smoked almonds and olives, or try it with seafood.