Fortification for the last days of winter


Fortified wines are not just for Christmas – if you want a sip to get you through that last dark hurdle of winter doldrums, look to the sun-kissed sweet, strong and long of Roussillon, Spain, South Africa and Australia. And see our recent round-ups for port, sherry and madeira.

This collection of 53 fortified wines is a somewhat pointed reminder that just because it's not Christmas it doesn't mean that throat-warming sweetness should be off the menu. February and March in the northern hemisphere can be just as cold as December, and winter-weary souls might in fact be...