Tag Archives: Sweet wine

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Why Sweet Wine Isn’t As Bad As You Think

Today’s post is about sweet wine, in particular why it is not as bad as its reputation is. I live in Germany and in this country there is a general prejudice against sweet wines. It is not uncommon that wine drinkers who prefer sweet wines are not taken seriously by fellow wine lovers. While all sweet wines have a tough time in Germany, red sweet wines have a particular bad reputation.

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Dessert and wine pairing suggestions

After having a conversation with Suzanne about Ben Rye, a Passito di Pantelleria, and possible dessert pairings, I decided that this was a good occasion to write a more detailed post about pairing desserts with wine. Suzanne writes a fantastic food blog. Why don’t you give it a visit? Maybe you find your favorite recipe

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2006 Trabucchi – Recioto – Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG

“The wine tasting did not end with the Amarone and there is only one wine that topped the Amarone: it was Trabucchi’s Recioto della Valpolicella which I will review in the next days.” Quote from 2006 Trabucchi d’Illasi – Amarone della Valpolicella DOC You might remember that I attended a Trabucchi d’Illasi wine tasting recently

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