Have you ever heard of white port? It’s actually a thing! It seems to be pretty unknown here in the US, but I had the pleasure of discovering it myself when my husband and I visited Portugal.
Unlike ruby and tawny ports, white port, called porto branco in Portugal, is typically served chilled as an aperitif or mixed into cocktails. The most popular cocktail is the white port and tonic. It’s a refreshing drink with a hint of sweetness and a touch of bitterness, making it the perfect choice for a lazy afternoon on the patio or brunch with friends.
Where can I find white port in the US
It is unlikely that you will find white port in your average grocery store wine department. Your best bet is to check with your local well-stocked liquor or wine store. Even if they don’t normally carry it, they may be able to order it for you. You can always purchase a bottle or two online. Wine.com has several great-quality options to choose from.