Category: Dessert Wine

Vinoptima: Too Much of a Good Thing

There’s no doubt that wine is romantic, and that this romance inspires and motivates consumers and producers alike, especially in

The Evolution of Furmint: Tasting with Zoltan Demeter

I returned to Hungary this past Spring, and on my brief visit to the Tokaj region, I didn’t miss the

The Sweet Taste of Freedom: Austria’s Ruster Ausbruch Wines

It’s hard to imagine an age when wine might have literally been seen as treasure. Certainly those of us with

Weinlaubenhof Kracher, Burgenland, Austria: Current Releases

When it comes to dessert wines, most people have heard of Sauternes or ice wine (location unspecific). Perhaps some have

1988 Chateau Climens Sauternes-Barsac, Bordeaux, France

There are an endless number of formative wine experiences to provide enthusiastic wine lovers with memorable introductions to new levels

2001 Weinrieder “Poysdorfer Schneiderberg” Riesling Eiswein, Weinviertel, Austria

Winemaking can be a nerve-wracking business. A lot of things can go wrong in the fermentation process, strange things happen

2004 Kiona Vineyards Late Harvest Riesling, Red Mountain, Washington

Frequent readers know that I’m not the greatest fan of dessert wines. Most sweet wines just don’t have enough acidity

1996 Stony Hill Semillon de Soleil, Napa

OK. I admit it. I really don’t like dessert wines. Eiswein? Forget it. Muscat? Ick. Even many Sauternes just are

Weinbau Wenzel, Neusiedlersee, Austria: Current Releases

When Michael Wenzel says his family is in the wine business, he means it. Every bottle that comes out of

The 2004 Vintage in Germany and Austria: An Idiots Point of View

Before you read any further, you should know that I’m the idiot. I know next to nothing about German and

2002 Samos Grand Cru Vin Doux (Muscat), Samos, Greece

It’s not everyone that can claim they’ve been making quality wine pretty much continuously since at least the twelfth century

1994 Zind Humbrecht “Heimbourg” Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive, Turkheim, Alsace

Today we are exploring off-dry wines as part of the monthly virtual tasting event known as Wine Blogging Wednesday. This

1997 Dolce, Napa

This wine may, in fact, be the strangest wine produced in California (especially if you leave out all those people

1996 Domaine Pichot Vouvray “Moelleux,” Vouvray (Loire), France

The Pichot family is one of the oldest in Vouvray and can trace its members (mostly restauranteurs and viticulturists) back

NV Azienda Ag. Malvira “Birbet” Brachetto, Roero (Piemonte), Italy

Sparkling red wine? Sacre Bleu! Or in this case I guess you’d say Mizzica! or some other Italian equivalent. Yes,

2000 Ferrari-Carano “Eldorado Noir” Black Muscat, Sonoma

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a fan of dessert wines. I find the majority of them far too sweet