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ruby port

Type

Wines used in mixed drinks

Description

Generic for a class of port wine generally not vintage-specific, and aged in glass rather than wood, preserving the lighter coloration that gives it its name. Ruby port is typically less expensive than vintage port and commonly used in cocktails.

Flavor

wine, spice, sweet and rich

Availability

Generally available. Produced and sold in Portugal. Distributed world-wide.

Substitute

Madeira (imperfect substitute)

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