Neutral brandy for port in the bay area

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Tim Corliss
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Neutral brandy for port in the bay area

#1 Post by Tim Corliss » October 24th, 2018, 11:26 pm

I’m going to make my first port this year. Does anyone know where I can purchase a neutral brandy here in the Bay Area to fortify with? Internet searches are not turning up anything.
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Re: Neutral brandy for port in the bay area

#2 Post by Eric Ifune » October 25th, 2018, 4:35 pm

Might try calling some fortified wine producers and seeing where they source theirs.

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Re: Neutral brandy for port in the bay area

#3 Post by Chris Johnson » October 25th, 2018, 5:05 pm

Not the Bay Area, but not too far off in Oregon.

https://organicalcohol.com/organic-grape-alcohol/

The Sac Homewinemakers did a group buy last year with them and I heard good things.

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Re: Neutral brandy for port in the bay area

#4 Post by BenjaminL » March 18th, 2019, 9:55 am

WineSecrets over in Sebastopol supplies a few grades of brandy for use. I would go with the 170 proof. You might have to buy the 'sanitation grade' brandy if you're not bonded.
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