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Posted by samnavy1417, Nov 12, 2013.

I'm a wine newbie and love the helpful information on this site!  I prefer SWEET wines at the moment (but that may change as I delve deeper in the wine world!) and I would love any recommendations. 


Reply by EMark, Nov 12, 2013.

It is pretty cool, Sam, that as people do delve deeper their tastes and appreciations do change.  Dry wine drinkers learn that Sweet wines are good.  Sweet wine drinkers evolve to appreciate dry wines.  Red wine bigots find that  there are times when a crisp white wine is completely ethereal.  Enjoy the journey.

When you say you prefer sweet wines, I am guessing that you mean wines that have detectable levels of residual sugar.  Have you tried Rieslings?  Rieslings can be made to have a range of sugar levels--from completely sugar-free to "liquid dessert" level.  Clearly the world leader in Riesling-based wines is Germany.  However, excellent Rieslings are produced in the United States in New York, Oregon and Washington.

Another idea would be Chenin Blanc.  Again, these come in a variety of sweetnesses.  Take a look at Vouvrays from France.

I should mention, also, that any wine labeled "Late Harvest" is going to have a lot of residual sugar.  You'll probably only see this nomenclature on U.S. wines.

Reply by samnavy1417, Nov 13, 2013.

I haven't tried Rieslings yet but I did just pick up a German Christmas wine (Gluhwein) that I'm really enjoying.  Thank you for the suggestions and label tip!

Reply by EMark, Nov 13, 2013.

Well, Sam, "Gluhwein" sent me scurrying to Wikipedia.  I'd never heard of it.  Now, I've learned something.  It sounds pretty good during the holiday season.

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