Dessert Wine

Dessert wines, sometimes called pudding wines, are sweet wines typically served with dessert.There is no simple definition of a dessert wine. In the UK, a dessert wine is considered to be any sweet wine drunk with a meal, as opposed to the white fortified wines (fino and amontillado sherry) drunk before the meal, and the red fortified wines (port and madeira) drunk after it. Thus, most fortified wines are regarded as distinct from dessert wines, but some of the less strong fortified white wines, such as Pedro Ximénez sherry and Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, are regarded as honorary dessert wines.
Posts about Dessert Wine
    • #winePW 6 Shepherds Pie Casserole with Barnard Griffin Syrah Port

      A soul satisfying casserole perfect for Thanksgiving potlucks and family dinners paired with a not too sweet dessert wine. Yum! This is the 6th Wine Pairing Weekend #winePW - Events are held on the second Saturday of the month at 8 am Pacific. Do you enjoy the interplay of good food and wine? Do you relish the challenge of finding a great wine pairing for your weekend meals? Th ...

      William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Winein Syrah- 4 readers -
    • Mother Muscat

      Mother Muscat It is often said that Muscat is an ancient grape, known to antiquity since perhaps 3,000 BC. It is just as often claimed that Muscat was one of the grapes described by Pliny the Elder and his contemporaries as Apiane, name so after the fact that they were so sweet as to attract bees (api in Latin.

      The Bubbly Professor- 1 readers -
  • What Thanksgiving wine to serve?

    … table are often the focal point, don't forget that you can create a special experience with wines before and after the meal. A nice bubbly is a great way to start the festivities, especially with assorted appetizers or finger food. To finish things off, try a nice dessert wine. Something sweet but light, for example a muscat or icewine, should…

    The Wine Cask Blogin Cabernet Sauvignon- 1 readers -
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  • The dirty dozen: a “not-to-be-taken-seriously” Port primer

    … hand must be tried as a pairing with Port at least once! 9. Ports will typically improve by aging in a variety of vessels for divergent time frames, (some examples: cement tanks, demijohns, stainless steel vats, hogsheads, pipes, toneis, balseiros and even bottles). Note that corks are only used to seal bottles for aging and to provide mementos…

    Roy Hersh/ For The Love Of Port- 2 readers -
  • Compass Rose Cellars

    … on the patio. The winery only uses 100% Texas grapes and our first visit included four wines. On my last visit there were two more wines added. These are the wines which were available on my last visit: Chenin Blanc 2013 – Mesa Vineyards, 109 cases Pinot Grigio 2012 – Tallent Vineyards, 343 cases Syrah 2012 – Tallent Vineyards, 97 cases…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 2 readers -
  • Vinedo de Los Vientos Alcyone Tannat This is a sweet dessert...

    … Vinedo de Los Vientos Alcyone Tannat This is a sweet dessert wine named after Alcyone, the Greek demi-goddess whom the gods turned into the halcyon bird after she threw herself into the sea in grief over the death of her husband, Ceyx, in a shipwreck. She’s also the reason for the phrase “halcyon days”. This wine brings you halcyon days…

    Shiba Sommelier- 2 readers -
  • Seattle Wine & Food Experience expands

    … Wine & Food Experience. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Wine & Food Experience) Some of the features of the main event on Sunday, Feb. 22 include: Woodinville Wine Country is the spotlight region this year. Northwest, California and international wines. QFC Advantage Lounge Sip Northwest Distillery Row Tim’s Cascade Snacks Beer…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 2 readers -
  • Indigenous Italy

    …, on the sweeter side of things, we sampled Lambrusco, the slightly “frizzante” red wine from Emilia-Romagna, and Moscato, the floral dessert wine from Piedmont. A wide variety of wines, quite representative of Italy. …

    Wine Maven in Training- 1 readers -
  • 2012 M. Chapoutier Banyuls

    …, but she went all out and made a torte from scratch. Bonus points for the banana pie! I was excited to serve the wine to a group of people that had never had it before, and the bottle emptied quickly. 2012 M. Chapoutier Banyuls Banyuls AOC, France 100% Grenache $30/500mL bottle, 16% abv. Intense aromas of stewed fruit, raisins, and black cherry. Dark…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 3 readers -
  • Wine of the Week

    … The Wine of the Week has been red for so many weeks that today I give you a twofer of inexpensive dry white wines, a reisling from the Pfalz region in Germany, the other a semillon-based wine from Bordeaux’s Graves region. Both represent Good Value…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Sauvignon Blanc Riesling- 1 readers -
  • Discovering German Switzerland

    … us a very diverse tasting including two variations of Riesling Silvaner from two different soils; one more delicate and one rich fuller and richer. A Sauvignon was fresh and sappy. There was also Pinot Gris, Merlot, Malbec and the most successful red was a barrel aged Pinot Noir. And we finished with a dessert wine made by cryo-extraction, so…

    Rosemary George/ Taste Languedocin Pinot Noir Merlot Malbec Riesling Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • October 2014 Virginia Wine Chat

    … showed hone on the nose, with flavors of lychee, apricot, and hint of grapefruit in the mouth. While there was certainly some sweetness to the wine, it was subtle, and in no way syrupy, making it a good choice for a hot day to sip on, provided the wine was ice cold. 2013 Saude Creek Traminette This wine threw everybody for a loop I think, given…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Franc Merlot Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Travels in Sicily - Cantine Pellegrino

    …. Some death bed, indeed. It must be admitted, however, that Pellegrino also makes table wines under the Duca di Castelmonte label. Table wines now account for 60% of the eight million bottles of wine made each year by this winery, with Marsala and another dessert wine accounting for 40%. The winery also produces and exports sacramental wine…

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