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Sweet Wine

Getting Cozy With
Sweet Wine
Time for a quick chemistry lesson. Wine is made by the process of converting sugar from the juice of grapes into alcohol and carbon dioxide via yeast. If all (or nearly all) of the sugar is fermented out of a wine by the winemaker, then that wine is considered dry. If some residual sugar is left, then the wine is sweet. As in most cases, sweet wines can be created ...more
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2018 Loves Me Not White Blend

2018 Loves Me Not White Blend

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3.1

“Fruity, Round, Sweet”

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2017 Wonderful Wine Co. Red Blend

2017 Wonderful Wine Co. Red Blend

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2.6

“Brambly, Tart, Sweet”

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2018 Loves Me Not Rosé

2018 Loves Me Not Rosé

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“Perfumed, Silky, Sweet”

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2018 Wonderful Wine Co. White Blend

2018 Wonderful Wine Co. White Blend

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3.5

“Tropical, Round, Sweet”

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2017 Au-Delà Semillon

2017 Au-Delà Semillon

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2.6

“Rich, Round, Sweet”

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2018 Debts & Lessons Riesling

2018 Debts & Lessons Riesling

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3.9

“Easy Drinking, Floral, Single Vineyard”

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Keep Reading About
Sweet Wine

The first technique is used for many famous sweet wines, including Port, Banyuls, and Rivesaltes. Grapes are grown and harvested as they would be for dry red wine and fermentation in the winery is begun. After a short time, a fortifying spirit is added to the still-fermenting grapes, which serves the purpose of halting fermentation. Since not all the sugar has fermented out when the spirit is added, the resulting ...more