Definition of ruby port in US English:

ruby port


  • A deep red port, especially one matured in wood for only a few years and then fined.

    ‘all vintage port is ruby port’
    count noun ‘the wines generally shipped are the tawny and ruby ports’
    • ‘The grapes used in ruby port are just decent; still, the wine can be tasty, and the price is right.’
    • ‘That's why I prefer a sweet, smooth, rounded ruby port wine with chocolate, rather than a bracingly intense wine, like Cabernet or Zinfandel.’
    • ‘As for Marsala Rubino, it bears the same resemblance to the historic Marsala as ruby port bears to vintage port.’
    • ‘The master of the hunt, gave huntsmen and women words of guidance as they sipped stirrup cups of whisky or ruby port and ate fruit cake, while the hunt's pedigree hounds whipped round their horses' legs.’