People’s appetite for wine existed centuries before refrigerated shipping. Port, Sherry, Madeira and Marsala are impressive wines but their reputation was built on stability in transit, achieved by the preservative effects of sweetness and alcohol fortification (15-18%). Vintage Ports age for a century in bottle while basic Tawny Port aims at a similar effect, ‘pre-aged’ in oak, with Ruby the younger (fruitier) style. Sherry is one of the world’s most complex wines with many treasured styles that are refreshingly dry, nutty/oxidative or syrupy-sweet. Likewise, various Vins Doux Naturels like Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, along with some Vin Santo, can be fortified to retain sweetness along with impressive, layered complexity.