To accompany our columns “From my Cellar” and “Secrets de Chef”, in this issue, we explore how production methods to make sweet wines have a direct influence on its resulting style and quality. The key to understanding this category is to focus on how sweetness is obtained in the final wine.Read More
Following my study guide on major grape varieties, here I would like to share a guide on Sweet Wines: http://bit.ly/swtwnstbl (pdf document in dropbox folder).
It is a unique table now its 2nd edition. It lists the major sweet wines styles found around the world. For each, it describes typical grapes, structure, production methods & sugar levels.Read More
This was a wonderful opportunity in fact to compare and contrast excellent examples of sweet wines from around the world. At the same time, it was an exercise to identify the markers of botrytis, the all important noble rot that gives most sweet wines their unique character.Read More