According to Wine Spectator magazine, tawny port is seeing an increase in popularity in the U.S. and the U.K. Ruby ports, which are darker and sweeter, still lead the category, which deserves more attention from consumers. The story also mentioned a cache of tawny from 1855 that was found in farmer’s house in the Douro Valley. You have to wonder how it escaped attention for over 150 years.
Port can be expensive but a number of very respectable ports are available from California. A good place to start building your passion for port!