Hey there, wine enthusiasts!
If you're anything like us, you know that there's nothing quite like a deliciously sweet wine to enjoy on a warm summer evening. From crisp and refreshing whites to rich, fruity reds, sweet wines are the perfect way to unwind and indulge in a little treat. So, whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or just looking to try something new, we've got you covered with our guide to sweet wines and sweet rosé wines.
How are sweet wines made?
Have you ever wondered how winemakers create those deliciously sweet wines? Well, it's all in the process! After harvesting the grapes, the winemaker crushes them and allows them to ferment. During the fermentation process, yeast consumes the grape's natural sugars and converts them into alcohol. To make a sweet wine, the winemaker stops the fermentation process before all of the sugar is converted to alcohol, leaving a higher residual sugar content in the wine. The result is a wine with a sweeter taste profile and a slightly lower alcohol content compared to drier wines. It's a little bit of magic, a little bit of science, and a whole lot of deliciousness!
Sweet white wines
Ready to dive into the wonderful world of sweet white wines? Get ready for a taste sensation! These wines are perfect for those who love a crisp, refreshing sip with a little bit of sweetness. And the best part? They're incredibly versatile! From fresh salads to light pastas, sweet white wines are the perfect pairing for a wide range of dishes. One of our top picks is Barefoot Moscato. This wine is bursting with sweet and aromatic notes of apricot and peach - perfect for sipping on a lazy Sunday afternoon. It pairs perfectly with fresh fruit or cheese, making it a great choice for a light snack or appetizer.
Sweet rose wines
Next up, let's talk about sweet rosé wines. They are perfect for those who love a fruity and refreshing wine with a little bit of sweetness. If you're looking for a deliciously sweet rosé wine, our top picks are Barefoot Pink Moscato and Barefoot Pink Moscato Bubbly. Barefoot Pink Moscato is bursting with notes of cherries, raspberries and pomegranate, making it the perfect accompaniment to fresh salads or light pasta dishes. It's also great with spicy food - a great choice to sip on with your next Friday night takeaway!
On the other hand, Barefoot Pink Moscato Bubbly adds a little bit of sparkle to any occasion. With its notes of red berries and orange, this wine is perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening or adding a little bit of zhuzh to a special occasion. It pairs perfectly with light appetizers like bruschetta or shrimp cocktail, making it a great choice for a party or gathering.
Sweet red wines
Sweet red wines are a great choice for those who love the bold flavours of red wine but also enjoy a sweeter taste. Sweet red wines tend to be rich and fruity, with a sweet finish. One great example of a sweet red wine is Barefoot Jammy Red. With its notes of raspberry and cherry, this wine is perfect for sipping on a cosy evening in. It pairs perfectly with rich, hearty dishes like stews or casseroles, making it a great choice for a winter dinner party.
When to serve sweet wines
So, when should you enjoy sweet wines? Well, the answer is simple – anytime! From relaxing with friends on a warm summer evening to enjoying a cosy night in with your loved ones, sweet wines are perfect for any occasion. And, when it comes to food pairings, the possibilities are endless. Pink Moscato is great with your favourite sweet treats. Hello wine and doughnuts! It’s also great with spicy foods and curries. White Moscato is perfect with fresh fruit or cheese, and a sweet red wine is a great match for rich, indulgent dishes like spaghetti Bolognese or beef casserole.
So, there you have it – our guide to sweet wines. Whether you're a seasoned wine drinker or just looking to try something new, we hope this guide has given you some inspiration for your next wine adventure. So, why not grab a glass and start exploring the wonderful world of sweet wines today? Cheers to sweet sippin’!