Is an Italian fortified wine that is made in the area of Marsala in the western part of Sicily. This wine was “discovered” in 1773 by the English traveling salesman John Woodhouse. The wine is made from white and/or blue grapes. Main grape varieties are: Grillo, Catarrato, Inzolia, Damaschino, Pignatello and Nero d'Avola. Marsala has three groups of color shades. Oro (golden yellow), Ambra (brown/amber) and Rubino (ruby red). The flavors range from secco (dry), demi secco (semi-dry) to dolce (sweet).