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Something Sweet: How to Choose Dessert Wine

By Sandra Morton, published on Feb 20, 2014

Sweet, flavorful dessert wines make an interesting and delicious addition to your menu.

However, though you may be used to picking out a red or white to match the main course, the art of selecting a dessert wine is not as well known. Continue reading for tips and tricks on how to choose a dessert wine your guests will love.

Match the Flavor Intensity

Many of the best dessert wines are delicious white wines that have gained sweetness from the manner of preparation. However, dessert wines often boast more intense, full-bodied flavors than you typically associate with white... (more)

Tags: wine, dessert wine

Nouveau Rick

By alan handwerger, published on Feb 9, 2010

...shooting jacket who had never fired a shot, “is their utter lack of pretension.” Rick Santini, standing in his kitchen smoking a cigar the size of a Louisville slugger, couldn’t have agreed more. It was just then that he spotted me.

“Hey, buddy,” he greeted me, putting his wine down and giving me a high five. “Wha’z shakin’?” Rick was something of a chameleon, and had no trouble at all making the shift from Lord of the Manor to homeboy at the flick of an ash.

“Not much,” I had to admit. “Great place.”

“Thanks. Hey, I want you to meet ... (more)

Tags: humor, relationships, wine, new money, social gatherings, parties, pretension

Gift Wine

By Bradford Pace, published on Dec 7, 2009

A German wine label can be beautiful but also confusing. Among the various terms included are vintage, vineyard site, grape varietal, ripeness level of that grape, and location within Germany. The name of the producer can be hard to find, while “banners” or “secondary titles” pose as that name. To start, I’ll explain the label at hand. This is a 2005 Riesling Auslese (“Auslese” meaning "a selection" of late-ripened grape clusters) from the vineyard site Graacher Himmelreich in the Mosel region of Germany (Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, found on the label, is even too vague). In the bottom right-hand corner... (more)

Tags: germany, holiday, wine, riesling, gift

Langhe in the Making

By Bradford Pace, published on Dec 4, 2009

Italy designates over 300 production areas as “Denominazione di Origine Controllata” (DOC) – classifications that specific wines come from specific regions and follow tightly-controlled standards. Only thirty-two areas are considered “Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita” (DOCG), meaning even lower yields and stringent tasting evaluations. Barbaresco is one of them, and to be labeled such is to be given a name and reputation known throughout the world.

Founded in 1859, the Gaja Winery has seen four generations of ownership. In Barbaresco alone, winemaker Angelo Gaja oversees... (more)

Tags: italy, wine

The Joy of Gewurztraminer

By Bradford Pace, published on Dec 2, 2009

By November of 2005, winemakers and growers in Alsace, France, were selecting individual grapes from bunches of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat, and Gewurztraminer for their “Late Harvest” wines, known as “Vendanges Tardives.” The quality was to be exceptional. A rainy April with very high temperatures through July caused the vines to grow healthily. August became “unseasonably low,” says the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace, which “preserved very satisfactory levels of acidity.” By September, the sun returned, and October’s “low rainfall, misty mornings and sunny afternoons” set the... (more)

Tags: france, wine

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