March 26, 2017

Changing Your Mind About Sweet Wine

A lot of folks have reservations about sweet wine. If you’re one of them, let Madeline Blasberg change your mind. What better way to finish a nice meal than a small glass of rich port, or to add contrast to a spicy meal with a cool, sweet Riesling?

Madeline educates us all: contrary to the beliefs of some sweet wines do not have added sugar. It is all about retaining the sugar that naturally occurs in the grapes. This can be done in several ways depending on the type of wine being produced, which Madeline tells us all about on The Alcohol Professor.

Any grape can be used to make sweet wines the most common varieties include Moscato, Pedro Ximenez (in sweet Sherries), Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Sémillon, Chenin Blanc, and all the many grapes that go into Port wine styles, such as Touriga Nacional, to name just a few. Try one. It just may hit your sweet spot!

Check out Madeline’s article on The Alcohol Professor to learn more!