Category Archives: Dessert Wine

Art-Food and Wine at Quoin Rock

Located on the slopes of the Simonsberg, the Quoin Rock wine estate just reopened its doors to the public after a lengthy, no-expense-spared renovation of the winery, vineyards and restaurant by the Vitaly Gaiduk family, which purchased the 200 hectare … Continue reading

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Succulent Sweet Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018

What better time of the year to open a bottle of profusely perfumed, deeply flavored sweet wine than the Holidays?  We’ve tasted a lot of them this past year from Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Washington, and, most recently, the Atlantic Coast … Continue reading

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Inniskillin Icewines from the Niagara Peninsula: Latest Releases

  Canada’s Niagara Peninsula is the world’s most important region for producing authentic icewines made from grapes frozen on the vine. Inniskillin pioneered the making of icewine in the Niagara Peninsula, producing its first in 1984. Today it exports icewine … Continue reading

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Superb Soave Classico from Coffele

The l’Azienda Agricola Coffele has 25 hectares of horse cultivated, organically farmed Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave and other vines growing on the hillsides of the Castelcerino Cru. Up to 400 meters in elevation, the vineyards are among the highest in … Continue reading

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The Winery San Francisco: New Releases 2010-2013

The Winery SF is a 20 thousand square foot winemaking facility located on a former Naval Base on Treasure Island, a man-made island that anchors the Bay Bridge midway between Oakland and San Francisco. The wines are crafted by the talented … Continue reading

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The Sherries of Bodegas Pedro Romero

Established in 1860 by Vincente Romero Carranza, Bodegas Pedro Romero is a family-owned winery located in Sanlucar de Barrameda at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River.  Its location near the Atlantic Ocean and the Guadalquivir River (closer than any of … Continue reading

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The Passitos of Pantelleria

Some of Italy’s best sweet wines come from a Mediterranean, volcanic island just 60 km from Tunisia.  The island is only 15 km long but home to some of the world’s most unique vineyards.  In addition to high summer temperatures, … Continue reading

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Wines for Thanksgiving: A Selection from the Year’s Tastings

Thanksgiving is a celebration of thanks for abundant harvests.  It is also an abundant meal consisting of many flavorful sweet and savory dishes surrounding the traditional roast turkey.  The combination of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and candied yams is a challenge … Continue reading

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Portuguese White Port: A Surprising, Bracing Summer Aperitif Wine

We recently discovered the Alves de Sousa NV Caldas Porto White in one of our sweet wine tastings for the upcoming report on Sweet Wines of the World. It reminded us of white Ports we have tasted in the Douro, … Continue reading

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Wines to Warm the Winter Spirit

Sweet wines used to be the most sought after and expensive wines in the world. The framers of the Declaration of Independence toasted their success with Madeira. [According to one report, 54 bottles of Madeira and 22 bottles of Port … Continue reading

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