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Fortify Your Spirits

Three ports for last call.

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A nip of sweet port is the ultimate winter drink. Made from traditional wine grapes, port is created by adding a brandylike spirit to wine to halt the fermentation process. The resulting fortified wine is syrupy and sweet—a perfect pick-me-up drink when the temperature plummets (smoking jacket and roaring fire optional). Check out this old-time favorite at these three locales.

Sample a flight of aged tawny ports at Potager. 1109 Ogden St., 303-832-5788.

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Sip by-the-glass varieties at Trios Enoteca. 1730 Wynkoop St., 303-293-2887.

Savor local bottles, like house-made Port III, available at Avanti Winery. 9046 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, 303-904-7650.

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