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Hello from Mid United States

Posted by CloudNine, Jun 6, 2010.

Hi! I'm new to the whole wine facination. I'm totally in love with sweet right now but am trying to expand my horizons. I started a wine journal. There's a lot to learn but I'm really facinated by it all!


Reply by John Andrews, Jun 6, 2010.

Hello!  And welcome to Snooth.  As you will find out there are a lot of smart people here that can answer almost any question you have ... including ones like what wine goes best with popcorn ... stick around, ask some questions and enjoy! 

Reply by Carly Wray, Jun 6, 2010.

Hi there, happy to virtually-meet you. It's great that you've already started a wine journal -- definitely make sure to share some of your thoughts on our wine review pages!

What are your favorite sweet wines thus far?

Reply by CloudNine, Jun 12, 2010.

Hey! Thanks for the replies! I'm not sure what wines are my favorite as far as sweet but I definately like Mondoro Asti. I know that they have talked me into buying some cheap wine last time I was at the store and I was not real hip on the idea but I bought a Carl Reh sweet red wine. It's eh... ok I guess but it tastes cheap! Know what I mean? It was 10 dollars.

  I'm curious as to what wine IS good with popcorn!

Reply by zufrieden, Jun 13, 2010.

If you like Asti, try some traditional, off-dry Prosecco.  These will be drier than traditional Moscato-based sparklers but pleasant to the sweet tooth all the same.

Also try Mavrodaphne from Patras in Greece.  This is a sweet red fortified wine based on the Solera (Sherry) system.  Not to everyone's taste, but inexpensive and interesting nonetheless.

You'll notice I am hitting on some economical wines, but I find these the best starters; there is always time for moving up.

Cheers and welcome.



Reply by zufrieden, Jun 13, 2010.

You might also want to try a few modest wines like off-dry (traditional) Prosecco - if you've not done so already.  These are usually drier than Asti, but should be amenable to a sweet tooth. 

Another wine that might interest you - besides Port and Sherry - is Mavrodaphne from the Peloponnese in Greece.  This fortified red wine is quite sweet, slightly less alcoholic that Sherry or Port but made in the same Solera System as fine Sherry.

These are just some economical suggestions, but of course there is ample opportunity to move up the line as quickly as you like - depending on how much you want to spend etc.

But for now, welcome and enjoy.

Reply by zufrieden, Jun 13, 2010.

Hmmm. It seems that you got a two for one message, Cloudnine!  That is likely the result of some problems I was having with the server.

At least this way, you get the benefit of seeing how the second message was recreated from the first!

And no, I am not drinking at the moment, so that excuse is unavailable.

Cheers again,


Reply by CloudNine, Jun 14, 2010.

LOL. Thanks! I did try this one wine that I think was called Candoni Prosecco Brut. It tasted just like beer! My friend thought so too.

Reply by JRomeo, Jun 15, 2010.

Hi Cloudnine:

Welcome to Snooth. I too am a fairly new member. There really is a great community of cool people here who enjoy sharing their ideas and suggestions. Let's see... Sweet..have you tried any dessert wines maybe an Icewine from Canada or upstate New York? These can be a bit pricey, but they are delicious!

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