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    Default Sweet wines?

    I've been into trying new wines lately and I am looking for recommendations for some really tasty sweet ones to try. The sweeter, the better...think moscato-sweet. Thanks a bunch.
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    Are you looking for something as a standalone? Or something to have with dessert, chocolate, etc. ?



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    Standalone. I don't usually eat when I drink (I'm weird), except for sometimes maybe I will have a little cheese.
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    Have you tried Riesling? Chateau St. Michelle makes several of varying levels of sweetness. I can only vouch for their quality as we sell their off-dry 2011 vintage in the restaurant where I work and not being a sweet fan, I never had the motivation to try any other brands.

    Gewurztraminer is another one, but generally not as sweet as Riesling. I can do a G. paired with the right food (i.e. spicy Mexican or Asian.)

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    This stuff is really sweet and meant to be chilled. And it's cheap. http://www.barefootwine.com/our-wine...ines/sweet-red


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    Bonny Doon Vineyard in California has a lot of intriguing sweet wines. I used to train (cycling) in that area. Bonny Doon road is one of the gnarliest roads in the Santa Cruz mountains so naturally I became curious about the vineyard with the same name...


    www.bonnydoonvineyards.com

    Prices are reasonable.


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    Bug Juice! It's a Moscato and it is delicious. My favorite, though, is this:

    http://www.boissetfamilyestates.com/....aspx?prdid=29

    Both of those run around the $15+.

    Also, if you are willing to try something that isn't quite as sweet, Dr. Beckermann Rheinhessen Auslese from Trader Joe's is also very good. I think I paid about $7/bottle for that one.
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    As far as desert wine, Inniskillin IceWine Riesling is relatively widely distributed and quite good. There are also some terrific California dessert wines like Far Niente's Dolce and Grgich Hills' Violetta.

    In terms of a sweet wine that isn't necessarily a dessert wine, try the white Conundrum by Caymus.


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    Menage A Trois Mosocato is my favorite. I might've drank a whole bottle on Thanksgiving. Yummmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViewParadise View Post
    This stuff is really sweet and meant to be chilled. And it's cheap. http://www.barefootwine.com/our-wine...ines/sweet-red
    I've actually eyed this one a few times at the store. I'll try it next time!
    *Wendy* 4.17.73 - 12.20.05



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    Quote Originally Posted by dani0303 View Post
    Menage A Trois Mosocato is my favorite. I might've drank a whole bottle on Thanksgiving. Yummmmmmm
    Thanks! I will give that a try as well. I just tried Cupcake Moscato D'Asti and it was pretty yummy if you like sweet wine!

    I've tried a few Rieslings and they were okay, but not sweet enough for me. Do you get used to not as sweet wines the more you try them? So far most of the reds don't do it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningwizard255 View Post
    Thanks! I will give that a try as well. I just tried Cupcake Moscato D'Asti and it was pretty yummy if you like sweet wine!

    I've tried a few Rieslings and they were okay, but not sweet enough for me. Do you get used to not as sweet wines the more you try them? So far most of the reds don't do it for me.
    Cupcake moscato is a great sweet wine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningwizard255 View Post
    Thanks! I will give that a try as well. I just tried Cupcake Moscato D'Asti and it was pretty yummy if you like sweet wine!

    I've tried a few Rieslings and they were okay, but not sweet enough for me. Do you get used to not as sweet wines the more you try them? So far most of the reds don't do it for me.
    I've never been a fan of red wines. They're just WAY too bitter for my taste. I do think that some Rieslings are sweeter than others, but in my experience, the more I try them, the more I'm able to live with them if they're not as sweet as I like. Also, if they aren't as sweet, it seems to help me if I'm eating something. That way, I want to keep drinking and it helps me develop a tolerance for them, if that makes sense.
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    You should also look into Sauternes. It's a very sweet grape varietal from Bordeux—they can be pricey, but they often sell in half-bottles. They're so sweet that that's really all you need.



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    I'd recommend you stay away from Joseph Handler Sweet Red. It was barely half a step up from drinking rubbing alcohol. It was bad enough that I wouldn't even cook with it-- it went down the kitchen drain.



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    If you can get your hands on it....Eis Wein is the sweetest. Oh it is SO good!

    It is originally made only in German, on the Rhein river, but as it's popularity spread, so has it's locations of origin. There is some made in Canada that is less expensive than Eiswein from Germany.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_wine

    We have found some good, not bank breaking ice wine out of Germany as well, but due to the process necessary to create wine, as well as the yield, it tends to be expensive.



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    I too only like drinking sweet wines. I usually stick to Rieslings, but have found that the dry ones can be much more bitter than I'd like.

    Recently, I was offered a very good rosee at a restaurant, so don't discount those.

    Another terrific alternative is apple cider. I found I liked that much better than any so-so white wine I've tried.
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    Nachtgold Eiswein! Super sweet, seriously tastes like juice: http://www.liquorama.net/nachtgold-e...l-germany.html

    You can get it at Sam's club.

    ETA: you may also want to try lambic beer, which really doesn't taste like beer at all. I've found Lindemans to be readily available in several grocery stores. The framboise tastes like sparkling juice! http://www.lindemans.be/start/framboise/en
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    I really like Rieslings. Look for Rieslings with lower alchohol as they are sweeter.
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    I just had the most delicious wine a few weeks ago at a wine tasting at Zorvino Vineyards in Sandown, NH. Their Apple wine is crisp, light and fruity. www.zorvino.com



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