When would one drink fortified sweet wines?

Question: 
I have heard that our winemakers produce some of the world’s best fortified sweet wines, but when would one drink them? After a meal? With the pudding? On its own?

Answer: 
Our Muscadels and Hanepoot (Muscat d’Alexandria) wines are indeed among the best in the world. They are also among the most versatile of wines, but sadly under-appreciated by the cognoscenti. A fine chilled Muscadel is a good companion to a traditional Cape bobotie or curried fish dish. It also goes well with an ice cream pudding at the end of the meal (some people like to use it as a sweet sauce, poured over ice cream). You can also serve it in place of the more traditional port, with your after-dinner coffee. On a hot summer day, fill a tall glass with crushed ice and pour a generous helping of red Muscadel over it to make a refreshing long cooler. Or simply pour yourself a good glass to enjoy while watching your favourite TV programme. However you serve it, avoid those tiny egg-cup sized sherry glasses at all costs. Our Muscadels should be drunk, not sipped. As a cocktail base, mix equal parts of red Muscadel and vodka to create a Muscatini, serve over crushed ice and decorate with a twist of lemon. Delicious!