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
    • Chelan’s Hard Row to Hoe makes wine fun, easy

      The Hard Row to Hoe tasting room on the north shore of Lake Chelan is inspired by brothels that occupied the region more than 75 years ago. (Photo courtesy of Hard Row to Hoe) MANSON, Wash. – After “location,” perhaps the most important aspect of a successful business is name recognition. That’s something that Judy and Don Phelps didn’t have when they launched their winery o ...

      Great Northwest Wine- 12 readers -
    • My 2015 #Wine Resolutions

      Like so many folks do this time of year, I take time to reflect on the year that was, as well as make a few resolutions. Given my love of wine, it should come as no surprise that I make wine resolutions. I opted to not put together a “Top 10″ list of wines, but I had quite a few memorable wines, and wine experiences.

      Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 8 readers -
  • 2007 Disznókó Tokaji Aszú 5 PuttonyosHungary makes some AMAZING...

    … 2007 Disznókó Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos Hungary makes some AMAZING dessert wines, among the best in the world. This is no exception. Honeycomb, golden raisins, peaches, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla crème, and white flowers all on the nose. High acidity to offset sweetness on the palate so the result isn’t cloying at all. Golden Delicious tarte…

    Shiba Sommelier- 1 readers -
  • Joy's JOY of Wine

    … from the same country and see what develops. 5) Sherries are another dessert wine that can make your stogie more flavorful. Again, it’s all about matching flavors, and having patience. If at first you don’t succeed … grab another vino and try again. 6) Sparkling wines and cigars can make an amazing pairing; sparkles enhances the smoky…

    Joy Neighbors/ Joy's JOY of Wine- 4 readers -
  • Wine Pairing Recommendations for Hometown Foods #SundaySupper

    … ($18). It’s a revolutionary new port from one of the world’s legendary estates. It’s fruity and sweet with a jammy, fig, blackberry character. Excellent with chocolate dessert! Buckeye Cupcakes by Desserts Required Carob Bumpy Cake by Pies and Plots Chocolate Earthquake Cake by That Skinny Chick Can Bake Chocolate Pocky Cake by NinjaBaker…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 13 readers -
  • January TVWS Wine Dinner – Williamson Vineyards

    … Such a great way to start 2015 – Williamson Vineyards wines! Superb wines presented by Vineyardist Patrick Williamson. And it was his birthday! Happy Birthday, Patrick. Patrick offered a wide range of wines – Cabernet, Merlot, Viognier and an awesome Port style dessert wine to name a few. Really great paring with the buffet by Chef Jake. Chef…

    Treasure Valley Wine Society- 4 readers -
  • Locati Cellars Dry Orange Muscat Columbia Valley 2013

    … as a sweet, bulk wine—the infamous Moscato enjoyed largely by people not yet into more serious wines. Even when made well, it is in the style of a light summer sipper as in Moscato d’Asti–enjoyable but profoundly unserious. Only as a dessert wine does Muscat get much attention. But Muscat does not have to be sweet; a good, dry Muscat is a unique…

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts- 6 readers -
  • Maryland’s Winter Wine Event

    … Big Cork’s Vidal was a dessert wine. Vidal is a winemaker’s dream. Winemakers can craft many different styles of wine with this grape. B&O Railroad Museum’s roundhouse houses many locomotives. At 7pm we were encouraged to enter the Round House a large enclosed room with a high roof. Large US flags hang down decorating the empty space above…

    Wine Trail Traveler- 5 readers -
  • Wining into the New Year...

    …, Italy – A charming, slightly fizzy dessert wine redolent of Golden Delicious apples. Perfect with a cheese plate or a slice of cheesecake. And only 5% alcohol! 2001 Vin Santo del Chianti Rufina Doc Riserva – Gorgeous dessert wine with an intense nose of honey, nougat and dried fruits. Complex structure with a pleasantly sweet and delicate finish…

    Goddess of Wine- 3 readers -
  • Three Christmas Wines from Austria

    … Right before the holidays, I received a trio of Austrian dessert wines from Kracher. Mom and my sister-in-law are fans of the sweeter style, so it was the perfect time to break out three late harvest bottles. On top of that, Julia became a fan of Tokaji a few years ago and it was interesting to serve her the Austrian equivalent. Normally when…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 4 readers -
  • Pie School and Dessert Wine: A Piecast With Kate Lebo

    … Pie School and Dessert Wine: A Piecast With Kate Lebo It’s a bit of a therapy session for the pastry-phobic when I sat down with Kate Lebo to talk about her book, Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour, and Butter on my Wine Without Worry podcast. Not that people are afraid of pastry, but rather making it themselves from scratch. Then filling…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink- 4 readers -
  • Sipping with Cigars

    … an appreciation for them. Naked Mountain happens to make a superb port style wine that's perfect for this moment. Naked Mountain, Virginia Soar II, Port Style Note: True Port wines only come from Portugal. Nose: Chocolate, almost like a tootsie roll with raspberry. Palate: Black cherry, plum with medium sweetness. Much lighter than an average…

    Sarita Cheaves/ Vine Me Up- 2 readers -
  • B.R. Guest

    A while ago I had an older bottle of B.R. Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon and it stuck with me. So when we passed the winery on the way to our Sonoma rental in Glen Ellen this week, I had to add them to our agenda. The estate property, called Olive Hill Vineyards, includes about 90 acres of vines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and a small amount of Malbec.

    Wine Maven in Training- 2 readers -
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