Thursday, July 31, 2014

What Are the Best Dessert Wines?

The definition of dessert wine is simple: it’s any sweet wine people drink during meals (particularly dessert, bakery goods and fruit). However, the wine alone is appreciated as dessert. There are various amazing wines for cheese, fresh fruit or chocolate; dessert wine just complements all of the so beautifully.

Your selection of dessert wine depends on the flavors, weight and colors of the pairing dessert. There are four basic categories of dessert wines: late-harvest and ice wines, botrytized wines, vin santo and fortified wines. For the production of each category of sweet wine, a different  viticultural process is applied, but the result is the same; glorious sweet wine.

How to Choose a Dessert Wine?

The four categories of dessert wine are ice wines, botrytized wines, vin santo and fortified wines.

To make your best choice you need to know what are the different types of dessert wines on offer, and from where you can buy them. The article will help you to throughout your drinking experience to have he satisfying result.

Step 1: To get to know the different types of dessert wine, which are late-harvest and ice wines, botrytized wines, vin santo and fortified wines; you should taste at least one bottle from each type.

Step 2: Nowadays, buying a quality wine is not that difficult task for you if you know how to search it. Many local supermarkets, liquor stores and chain wine stores offer a variety of quality wines, but you should not avoid the chance of checking some boutiques or wine specialized stores to find your best dessert wine.

Step 3: Consider the bottle size. Many stores offer both small size and large size bottles (small size is usually 375 ml). As sweet wines are richer in flavors than the standard ones, a small bottle will go a very long way. Larger size is usually more expensive, but before choosing the size of your dessert wine read the following points; a) a standard pour when serving a dessert wine is 59 ml b) take into consideration the number of people you are going to serve wine c) and in the end, find out how many bottles of wine you need to buy.

Step 4:  What is the cellaring potential of sweet wines? If you are keen on collecting and keeping them for some time, then you should know that sweetest wines are ideal for long-term cellaring.  Regardless of its expensive price, German sweet wine is the best to for long-term cellaring which age and mature quite well. While purchasing wine for cellaring ask the retailers for their suggestions.

Step 5. How to serve sweet wine? Dessert wine can be served alone or with dessert, but the best thing to do is to try the wine alone for the first time and serve it with  dessert for the next time. Take into account that the wine should be sweeter than the dessert. Drier cake types will get along with dessert wine. A red dessert wine is perfect with chocolate-based dessert.

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