Noble rot

How Do Dessert Wines Get So Sweet?

How Do Dessert Wines Get So Sweet?

Ever wonder how dessert wines become sweet? It’s easy to imagine a bunch of winemakers just opening up big vats and pouring in some granulated sugar. (That is, after all, what makes bran flakes palatable for all those prepubescent years.) And while some liquors have shown evidence of actually having sugar added, dessert wines become sweet by a […]

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What The Heck Is Noble Rot, And Is It Really A Good Thing?

What The Heck Is Noble Rot, And Is It Really A Good Thing?

Noble rot. It sounds like an industrial band that’s booked a gig in a warehouse somewhere, but it’s actually what makes dessert wine scrumptiously sweet. Noble rot, known more formally by its scientific name Bortrytis cinerea, is a helpful fungus that can affect wine grapes. So what exactly is Noble rot and how does it […]

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