A new drink has sailed into port.
Summer is well underway, and there are already many—many!—features trying to pinpoint what the "Drink of Summer 2018" is. (More on the Aperol Spritz resurgence later this week...)
The drink of summer might be more debatable than determining the Song of Summer, but there might not be any wrong answers either—as long as everyone has a good time and drinks responsibly.
At the start of the season, I wrote about an imported concoction already taking off with wine and cocktail lovers alike, a cross between a classic gin and tonic with a white wine spritzer: the White Port Tonic.
The beverage has roots in Portugal, where it has been a summer staple for ages, and is just now catching on in the United States.
White port, on its own, was virtually unknown to many average wine consumers until recently, but has seen its popularity jump around the world, according to Ana Rato, marketing director for Ramos Pinto, a port producer originally founded in 1880 that cultivates 460 acres of vineyards in Portugal’s Douro wine region.
To learn more, and learn how to stir your own, read up on Fortune.com.
Image: Fonseca Port Wine