The Best Dessert Wines to Sip When You Want a Lil' Something Sweet
2024/02/26

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Picking out a bottle of wine can sometimes be intimidating. The bottles of reds, whites, and that line the shelves of the wine store will leave many people guessing. But being aware of the can help to narrow down the decision-making process. For example, take dessert wines.

Once you know that you want a sweet wine for serving as an , picking out a bottle of wine will be a little bit easier. For starters, you can choose between sweet , fortified wines, port wines, or more on the list ahead. You can also pick a dessert wine based on your sweetness level. Just note that these wines are higher in sugar content and higher in alcohol content than your average bottle.

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But don't let that stop you! Dessert wines are perfect for anyone who has even the slightest bit of a sweet tooth. Pair them with your favorite or opt for a fruitier bottle to go with your favorite . Either way, you'll want to pop open a bottle for a special occasion, like an anniversary, or even just weekend treat.

But first, what how are dessert wines made? There are various ways to produce these sweet wines like using dried grapes (which have concentrated sugar levels), fortification, or freezing. Some wines are even made using a late harvest process that produces a natural product known as "noble rot." Don't worry, that's just what helps intensify the sugar levels in the wine. Now that you're on your way to becoming a bonafide sommelier, check out our picks for the best dessert wine.

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