Contrary to some beliefs, sweet wine is not only for dessert but can be appreciated on their own, or enjoyed with some savory dishes. Some of those wines are as elegant and complex as prominent wines such as the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, white Burgundy, or white Bordeaux. Under all that residual sugar, there is an abundance of layers of various flavors, which means sweet wines are rarely only sweet. Continue reading
Category: Dessert wine
Dessert wines, also known as pudding wines in some regions in the world, are sweet wines served with dessert, and it’s no easy task to define them. In the USA, a wine needs to have more than 14% alcohol by volume for it to be described as a dessert wine. But at the same time, many fortified wines contain even more alcohol than 14%. Then there are German dessert wines that contain 50% less alcohol than that.
You get the picture of why it is not easy to put a strict definition of what defines a dessert wine. Continue reading
Sweet red wines are also known as transitionary wines. That's because of the people that want to jump ships, from whites to red. For making the transition easier, they believe it will be much easier for them to start with sweet red wines.
However, sweet red wines are way more difficult to find than sweet wines, at least when compared with sweet white wines. That’s so because most red wines are dry and sweet is the opposite of dry. Continue reading
Ice wine is made from frozen grapes that are pressed while still frozen. When the frozen grapes are pressed, they release only one or two concentrated juice per grape. As a result, the juice is quite sweet, often twice sweeter than in any typical dry wine. Plus, its acidity levels are a bit on the high end.
The harvest doesn't begin until January and can even sometimes happen in February. Grapes are harvested while frozen, at night, and are instantly transported to the winery to be pressed. The grapes must be frozen before being pressed. Continue reading
Muscat has become a cultural phenomenon these days. Over the past few years, the demand for Muscat wine (also known as Moscato wine) has been on the rise, with drinkers searching for a sweeter, lighter wine with a low alcohol percentage. For new wine enthusiasts who are looking for a fruity and floral sweet drink with low price, Muscat wine is highly recommended. Continue reading