Certain sweet wines pair well with particular desserts. Use this guide to pick a pairing for your next delicious after-dinner course.
- Pick sweet red wine if you’re going to have a slice of pumpkin pie or cheesecake for desert. This wine doesn’t have a strong sweet taste, but more of a spice or zest. The flavor is known to compliment the cheesecakes and pumpkin pies.
- Choose a sherry wine that is lighter to pair with a pecan pie. Many people enjoy deserts that have nuts with sherry wine.
- Go with Eiswein German wine if you’re having fruits for desert. Eiswein wine is made with frozen grapes. Pairing this wine with a fruit bowl is almost like adding more grapes to your fruit selection.
- Pick up a bottle of muscat wine to go with a chocolate desert. This type of wine is known to pair up well with milk chocolate. It is also supposed to go well with white chocolate.
Other things to consider include your budget and how much you’re willing to spend on sweet wine. Prices vary widely, so knowing your budget can help you narrow down your options when you’re staring at aisles and aisles of bottles.
Although the aforementioned pairings are tried-and-true combinations, it never hurts to ask friends or family if they have any recommendations. Different palates appreciate different flavor combinations, so your fellow wine lovers may happily share new ideas, whether it’s red wine with licorice or sherry with candied apples.