With often only small differences that exist between some of the various types of fortified and dessert wines, and with so many different names, understanding all of them can appear, and is, a mammoth undertaking.
It is possible, however, to narrow down to a few select styles that are found in most popular bars, restaurants, and bottle shops, all explored below.
Australian tawny exists as the most popular and famous style of fortified dessert wine produced in the country and easily the most famous example of Tawny Port outside of Portugal itself. Find out how they taste and they are best served with food in this thorough guide to the style.
With so many types of fortified and dessert that exist, exploring each one in a complete guide would take a lifetimes worth of work. Thankfully, you can discover more about some of the more unique types of these wines in this guide, where we explore their flavour profiles and food pairing guides.