Porto Rocha

Extra Dry White Port, NV
Douro, Portugal, $15.99

Gin is all the rage in Portugal, but sometimes less is best, and that's where white port comes into play. With no doubt, when you visit Portugal Port wine will be dominant, but the one that really takes over the party is the white version. Port fans barely recognize it as a drink, but if you allow white Port to stand on its own as a simple, enjoyable summer apéritif instead of measuring it against its complex, nuanced red cousin, you might be pleasantly surprised. Made in Portugal from indigenous white grapes, white Port is a fortified wine at around 18 to 20 percent alcohol.