Ever wonder how that German Riesling or tawny port you’re sipping got to the level of sweetness that it did? Hint: the winemakers didn’t just dump spoonfuls of sugar into the base wine and give it a quick stir. Sweet wines, which have had an unnecessarily negative connotation attached to them for a while, are […]
Ice wine might (rightfully) terrify. That sleek little bottle. The higher price tag. The legend of lurking sweetness. But if you’re avoiding ice wine out of intimidation, financial or saccharine, avoid no longer. It’s time to bask in the balanced sweetness of this seasonal viticultural miracle.
One of the main wines drunk around the holidays is ice wine, a sweet, syrupy libation that’s the perfect cap to the end of a meal. And its sweetness is definitely gaining in popularity, especially among the portion of drinkers who enjoy sweeter wines like Riesling and Moscato.