What’s the difference and similarities among Marsala, Sherry and Port? They all are fortified wines, but differ in origin, flavor, alcohol by volume levels, and ways of usage.
These are among the best wines to use for cooking. They pack the most intense flavors and―because they’re fortified with a little more alcohol than table wine―have the longest life on the pantry shelf.
- Marsala has a medium-rich body that is great for sauces, marinades, meats and seafoods
- Port has a rich sweetness and depth that’s especially good in meat-based casseroles
- Sherry’s complex roasted nutty flavors can enhance just about any soup, stew, or sautéed dish