Port Wine Recipes

Whether poaching pears or saucing venison, port wine lends its richness to a multitude of dishes.

Poached Pears

Port Wine Poached Pears

Poaching Bosc pears in port wine turns them a beautiful, vibrant red.André Baranowski
Melon au Porto

Melon au Porto

The simple pairing of cantaloupe and port could be found on the menu of any classic mid-century French restaurant. The best melon to use is the French Charentais, which is small and slightly acidic (though still sweet), but it's just as good with a musk or hand melon or cantaloupe.Nicole Franzen

Cranberries with Port

This delicious cranberry sauce is a simple, luscious side that can be prepared a day ahead. See the recipe for Cranberries with Port »Richard Ross

Rack of Venison with Sour Cherry-Port Sauce

The bread crumb-encrusted chops pair beautifully with the tart, Port-spiked cherry sauce. See the recipe for Rack of Venison with Sour Cherry-Port Sauce »Melanie Acevedo