Fortified wine, like sherry or port, has alcohol added to it during the fermenting process. It usually has between 17-24% alcohol in it.
Regular wine has between 8-15% alcohol. Fortified wine was developed during the 16th century because it was sturdy
enough to stay drinkable during voyages across the ocean.
• Port was first made in Portugal
• Sherry was first made in Spain
• Madeira is Portugese
• Marsala is Italian