When looking over an unfamiliar wine list or browsing the aisles of a shop, trying to find a wine that is as sweet or dry as you like can often be difficult. The grape variety itself is one you may not haven’t encountered before. The wine may also be from the Old World, with a label that does not even reveal what grape the wine was made with. Next time you’re in one of those situations, use our handy white wine sweetness cheat sheet to make sure you pick a bottle you’ll enjoy.

Please note — This is only a guide and as we explain in the cheat sheet, exceptions to these guiding rules happen.

White Wine Sweetness Chart - Cheat Sheet