Tag Archives: Sweetness of wine

• Top 10 Songs Featuring Moscato

Top 10 Songs Featuring Moscato

Moscato is enjoying a hip hop renaissance having featured in a number of rap songs and it has become a hugely popular drink in the US. In 2011 sales in the US passed US$300 million and sales in Canada doubled. The sweet wine has become a particularly popular drink among the 20-30 age group, which […]

• Forget what you think you know Riesling cause it’s most assuredly wrong

Forget what you think you know Riesling cause it’s most assuredly wrong

Riesling gets a bad rap. Typically thought of as a sweet wine, American winos couldn’t be more wrong. Maybe your first icky experience was way-back-when and you swore you’d never drink Riesling again. Put that memory behind you and step up to some incredible wines. Happily, I had the chance to taste Rieslings from S.A. […]

• There’s way more to Sauternes than sweet

There’s way more to Sauternes than sweet

Which wine makes you happiest? Not the wine that’s most interesting or profound or that makes you feel the hippest — the one that gives you nothing but joy? For me, the answer is Sauternes. The recent tastings I put together of the famed sweet wine of Bordeaux made me so happy that every time […]

• Hip-hop help sees Moscato sales soar

Hip-hop help sees Moscato sales soar

Sales of Moscato are soaring in the US as hip-hop artists continue to name-check the low alcohol sweet wine in their songs. Breaking out of its after-dinner niche, US Moscato sales grew more than 80% for the 52 weeks ending 12 November, according to Nielsen. “The last thing I can remember that shot out of […]

• Suduiraut launches Sauternes for younger audience

Suduiraut launches Sauternes for younger audience

Château Suduiraut has launched a new style of Sauternes to attract a younger consumer. The wine, called Les Lions de Suduiraut, is made from grapes affected by noble rot, but is described as “fresher and fruitier than its traditional counterparts”. It is also being pitched as an aperitif while “having the depth and gravitas to […]

• Winemakers & Educators Discuss The Case For More Sweet Wine

Winemakers & Educators Discuss The Case For More Sweet Wine

International symposium explores production challenges and sales opportunities. Consumption and sales of sweet and dessert wines in the United States are at a historical low point as a percentage of overall wine sales, but some industry experts believe there is potential for expanding market share in this category by re-educating and re-introducing consumers to high-quality […]

• English embrace Port as sweet alcohol sales surge

Sales of port, the quintessential Christmas tipple, have jumped this year as more consumers embrace sweet wines and want to have as a traditional festive holiday as possible. Retailers said that port’s renaissance was partly because it appeared Britons had developed a sweeter tooth, learning to like both sweet aperitifs as well as pudding wines. […]

• Know Your Sweet Tasting Wines

Know Your Sweet Tasting Wines

Except for port and some sherries, sweet tasting wines are predominantly white. Sweetness in a wine is determined by what is called residual sugar, which is the amount of sugar remaining in the wine after fermentation is complete. The higher the residual sugar, the sweeter the wine.

• Right. Somebody Owes Somebody an Apology…for that Sweet Wine Study

Right. Somebody Owes Somebody an Apology…for that Sweet Wine Study

In the business of gathering news, as the old saw goes, “Dog Bites Man” is not news. “Man Bites Dog,” well, now you have a story that needs to be told. On my beat, this is the equivalent of that toothy, aggressive guy: A recent study, conducted by Tim Hanni, MW (master of wine), in […]

• New Zealand: Creating a scale to match consumer expectations to pinot gris styles

New Zealand: Creating a scale to match consumer expectations to pinot gris styles

New Zealand’s love affair with pinot gris has seen plantings of the variety in our vineyards blossom, increasing by close to 1000 per cent over the past decade. However, the huge array of styles in which the variety is made can make buying a bottle feel more like a blind date than a rendezvous with […]