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Old 04-29-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
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Wine help

I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to wine, although I used to drink quite a bit LOL. I used to like just about any wine, even a warm glass of merlot. Now I just can't stand any wine that doesn't have at least a hint of sweetness. Any sweet wines that you can recommend? I like chianti and reisling.

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Old 04-29-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
 
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Gewürztraminer has a hint of sweetness. It's great with spicy food!
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Old 04-29-2005, 02:38 PM   #3
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Sorry, I cannot stand sweet wines. I only know a little about wine in general, but I'm pretty sure the German white wines, including the one Han recommended, are usually pretty sweet.
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...I'm pretty sure the German white wines, including the one Han recommended, are usually pretty sweet.
Actually, it depends on the time of harvest. Late harvest would be the sweetest.

http://www.winelove.org/gewurztraminer.htm
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Old 04-29-2005, 02:58 PM   #5
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Boones Hill or was it Boones Farm or something like that
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Of course these are all horribly disgusting IMO and hardly can be called wines, but they sure are sweet
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Amen, geebs! It was Boones Farm. And let's not forget TJ Swann..............two varieties - Easy Days and Mellow Nights.
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Old 04-29-2005, 03:53 PM   #7
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The Australians have a chardonnay made by YellowTail which is very nice. Also try some ice wines. Ask at your local wine store and see what they say.
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Boones Hill or was it Boones Farm or something like that
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Of course these are all horribly disgusting IMO and hardly can be called wines, but they sure are sweet

OK a fairly sweet wine thats NOT screwtop.
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Old 04-29-2005, 04:15 PM   #9
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Actually screw tops are becoming more and more prevalent in quality wines. At one time it was possible to look at a wine, see a screw top, and know it was trash, but no longer. Now you can find excellent wines that have switched from cork to screw tops.

I know what you are saying though cantcook I was just acting a little silly when I posted those others
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The Gewürztraminer was a good recommendation. Here's a list of more to try. They have some sweetness to them but not like a muscadine or an ice wine.

Zeller Swartz Katz
May wine (do they still make May wine in the clay bottle?) Piesporter Michelsberg Auslese (can be a Reisling also)
Liebfraumilch
Blue Nun (I think they still make this, not sure)

There are some German white wines in a cobalt blue bottle that will fall into this category also.
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