Best buys | Drink of the week: Quinta da Pedra Alta Pedra no 3 White Port

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Drink of the week: Quinta da Pedra Alta Pedra no 3 White Port

Given how hot it’s been over the last few days you might have already made yourself a few white port and tonics but if you’re not familiar with Portugal’s answer to the G & T get into it now!

Like ruby and tawny ports white port is slightly sweet in the case of this modern interpretation by Quinta da Pedra Alta quite pronouncedly so. In fact, on the rocks it tastes more like a strong dessert wine or even a slightly orangey liqueur (and a good match for melon and prosciutto, I imagine)

It’s still quite sweet with tonic added (I used an equal amount of Fevertree Light) so I personally like it better with soda - in fact more like 2:1 or even 3:1 with a sprig of mint to counteract the sweetness. Which of course makes it less alcoholic and more refreshing but if you’ve a sweet tooth just ignore that advice and tweak it to your own personal taste

It comes in a particularly pretty 50cl bottle (£18.01 hometipple.com, or £18.95 Master of Malt and would make a lovely present to take someone with whom you were going to dinner or staying the weekend.

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