Types of sweet wines include vermouth, ice wine, port, dessert wines, Merlot and white zinfandel. Brachetto and lambrusco are both slightly sweet Italian wines that are often served with Italian entrées.Know More
Ice wine, which is sweeter than other sweet wines, is made with raisin-type grapes that are harvested in the wintertime. One of the more pricey wines on the market, the drink, as its names implies, is often served chilled.
One wine that is sweeter than ice wine is vermouth. A kind of fortified wine, vermouth is served primarily as an aperitif, or is included in mixed drinks. Spices and herbs give the wine its distinct sweet and flavorful appeal. The wine is made from both red and white varietals and contains a higher amount of alcohol than other wines on the market.
Because of their later harvests, the grapes used for making sweet wine cause somewhat of a risk for harvesters and winemakers. Either mold or a late seasonal storm can affect the grape crop.
The calories in a red wine versus a white wine are not significantly different, nor are they based on the sugar content of the beverage. Rather, calories are measured by the amount of alcohol contained in the drink. Therefore, a sweet red wine with a higher alcohol content may contain more calories than another wine with a lower alcohol content.Learn more in Wine
French wines are named after the region in which they were produced and other specific information indicating where the wine came from and how it was made. Wine is a major part of the French economy, and the French government is in charge of naming wines, which is why French wines tend to have such descriptive names.Full Answer >
Many wine enthusiasts prefer a Chianti paired with lasagna as it contains a higher acidic level and balances the taste of lasagna well. Chianti wines are Italian red wines made with plum, cherry, orange peel and a hint of almond.Full Answer >
Sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and pinot blanc are examples of dry white wines. Each of these wines is bottled in both the United States and abroad.Full Answer >
Because climate has an impact on the way wine grapes grow, it has an impact on the flavors of the wine those grapes make; wines made from grapes grown in warm climates tend to be fruitier and less acidic, while wines made from grapes grown in cool climates tend to be more tart and acidic. This is because grapes grown in warmer climates have more time to ripen on the vine before they are picked, which lends a fruitier flavor to the finished product, whereas vineyards in cooler climates experience less time in optimal ripening conditions. California, southern France, southern Italy and South Africa are all examples of warm climates where wines are produced, while Northern France, Oregon, Washington State, Chile and Germany are cool-weather places that have famous wine-growing regions.Full Answer >