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Dessert and Fortified Wine

DESSERT WINES

You put careful thought into pairing wines with dinner entrees. Why stop there? With so many excellent dessert wines available, it’s easy to find a sweet wine to complement any final course. Whether you’re serving a light, fruit-based dessert, something intensely chocolaty, a savory assortment of cheeses or a simple plate of cookies, there’s a wine to go along.

Dessert wines come in numerous styles, and there’s certainly at least one that will please even those who assume they won’t like any like sweet wines. (After all, dessert wines can be serious stuff. For example, sweet and full-bodied Sauternes is one of the most sought-after wines of Bordeaux.) Dessert wines run the gamut from light, fizzy and off-dry to dark, full-bodied and fortified with a few extra points of alcohol by volume. So pair accordingly, remembering that lighter wines pair nicely with light fare, and that more substantial wines are needed with richer, more deeply flavored desserts.

You may be tempted to finish off dinner’s dry wine with dessert, but that won’t show either the wine or the dessert to its best advantage.

Dessert wines come in numerous styles, and there’s certainly at least one that will please even those who assume they won’t like any like sweet wines. (After all, dessert wines can be serious stuff. For example, sweet and full-bodied Sauternes is one of the most sought-after wines of Bordeaux.) Dessert wines run the gamut from light, fizzy and off-dry to dark, full-bodied and fortified with a few extra points of alcohol by volume. So pair accordingly, remembering that lighter wines pair nicely with light fare, and that more substantial wines are needed with richer, more deeply flavored desserts.

You may be tempted to finish off dinner’s dry wine with dessert, but that won’t show either the wine or the dessert to its best advantage.

 

The dessert wine should be slightly sweeter than the dessert itself to achieve the best balance of flavors.

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