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Sweet Red Wine

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Sweet Red 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 crafted ...more
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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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2017 Wall of Sound Red Blend

2017 Wall of Sound Red Blend

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3.5

“Quaffable, Brambly, Slightly Sweet”

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Sweet Red Wine

The first technique is used for many famous sweet reds, including Port, Banyuls, and Maury. 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