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 -
    • October 2014 Virginia Wine Chat

      Just in time for Halloween was this month’s Virginia Wine Chat. This month we took a trip down the Colonial Wine Trail, with wines from Williamsburg Winery, New Kent Winery, James River Cellars, and Saude Creek. As has been the trend lately, there was a great discussion. Normally I embed the video of the chat below, but there was a technical difficulty this month (Frank forgot ...

      George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Franc Merlot Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Compass Rose Cellars

    … Jaquez 2012 – fortified dessert wine, 50 cases Merlot 2012 – Granite Hill Vineyards, 50 cases Blanc du Bois 2013 – Las Nubes Ranch, 32 cases I was told there is more wine being aged in barrels: Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Food available for purchase are items like a small cheese plate, large cheese & meat plate, hummus…

    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 at the end of any meal. Kahlúa and cocoa nibs. Black cherry dessert. Raisins. Molasses. Vanilla. Rich decadence. 4/5 bones $$$ Tannat 16% abv Canelones, URUGUAY …

    Shiba Sommelier- 1 readers -
  • Seattle Wine & Food Experience expands

    … The Seattle Wine & Food Experience takes place Feb. 21-22 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. (Photo courtesy of Seattle Wine & Food Experience) SEATTLE – As the Northwest wine and food scene matures, so too do related events. The Seattle Wine & Food Experience takes place Feb. 21-22 and has grown into so much more than its…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 1 readers -
  • Indigenous Italy

    … and Catarratto; the version we tried was dry, austere and a little bit funky. Image of Mt Etna looming over vineyards Vermentino, a white wine usually varietally labeled, is an expressive grape that grows in Liguria, Tuscany and Sardinia; we tried a Sardinian version grown on minerally soil, with a rich creamy palate of chamomile. Cannonau…

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

    … Sometimes a sample has to sit around for the right moment. Banyuls is not well known in the United States. It's a fortified dessert wine similar to Port that's made in the south of France. It pairs beautifully with dark chocolate and is the kind of thing that you'd love to sip on around a fire in the winter. So when this bottle arrived on a hot…

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

    … and beguiling classic aromas of peach, lychee, jasmine and petrol — yeah, a little kick of diesel fuel — while a few moments in the glass add notes of spiced pear and grapefruit. Crisp, vibrant and surprisingly layered for the price, this riesling delivers a truckload of spicy stone fruit flavors nestled in a trove of flint-and-limestone minerality…

    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 -
  • 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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