There has been a great debate and various legal battles over the wine term “Port”. According to EU law, any wine labeled as “Port” sold in Europe must be from the designated areas of the Duoro river valley in Portugal. Ok, then what about “Port” from California or elsewhere? Ah, there is the rub. To my knowledge, there is no U.S. law against a winery labeling their wines “Port,” and there are plenty that do. But, these wines can not be sold in Europe labeled this way. On top of that, how the hell is the customer to know what’s in the bottle if it isn’t labeled “Port”? Well, Dr. Vino has posted on his blog with suggestions for other names we could use for this stickie from elsewhere. Personally, I like “Trop”.