Wine choice?

I'm not that up on wine selection, but I know I don't like a dry wine. Just wondering what is a nice fruity wine that's not dry

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Dry a nice Gewurztraminer. White, spicy, moderately sweet. Several California vineyards produce it so you should be able to find it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    First, you can't judge an entire varietal on one bottle that you didn't like. I would say to go to a wine shop or a supermarket that has a wine person on duty and explain to them what you like. They've tried everything they sell and will be able to steer you the best way. And, you have to remember your price point. If you are buying $5.00 flavored Zinfandel, a $30-$50 traditional Zin is going to be completely different and far 'better'.

    Traditionally red wines will not be sweet. They will be fruity, jammy (zins), dry, earthy (cabs), vanilly, etc.

    Whites or dessert wines may be a better bet for you. If you like sweet, look for:

    ~Gewurztraminer (Grr-verts-trah-meaner). Fetzer has a quite sweet and simple one for under $10.

    ~Pinot Gris (PEE-no Gree). Duck Pond is a nice summer wine. It's under $15.

    ~Viognier (Vee-en-YAY). Maryhill has a fabulous sipping wine with just enough sweetness and fruit for under $15.

    ~Muscat/Muscato (MUSS-kat/Muss-COT-oh). Allegro Muscato is under $20 for a sweet wine that cen be paired with desserts or is great to drink inthe summer sun. Husch also makes some lighter muscats that are very drinkable.

    ~Dessert Wines - look for semillion, ice wine, muscat, and other variations. They are usually served in half bottles and are very very sweet for the most part.

    For red, you could try a Pinot Noir - especially one from Archery Summit, Domaine Drouhin, Domaine Serene, or Sinnean. These start at around $35, but are some of the best of the best for Pinots. Pinots tradtionally are more complex while still retaining the fruit that you seem to like.

    And the best thing you can do is to attend wine tastings to get a feel for what you like and don't like. Keep notes or a journal to remind yourself what you like or dislike about a certain wine and if you don't like it, use the dump bucket!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try White Zinfandel. It's fruity, somewhat sweet, light, and definitely not dry. We like Livigston Cellars. If you prefer a red wine, try Livingston's Red Rose'. I'm sure you'll like it. It's the only red wine we have found that's not dry.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sutter Home White Zinfandel is a nice, light wine.

    Riunite Sangria is a fruity, sweet wine.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You should try Rieslings. This is a light, floral white wine that is sweet but not a dessert wine.

    Some roses can be sweet. Zinfandels are not sweet but they can be very fruity and are often described as "jammy" because of this.

    Muscats are really sweet and often served with dessert or instead of dessert. A really good one is Mondavi's Moscato d'Oro.

    Cheers!

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  • 1 decade ago

    2 buck chuck......lol i worked in a grocery store for a whole year n ppl use to buy it all the time... cases at a time but i dont drink so i cant give u a personal testimony. good luck

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  • 1 decade ago

    boones farm,

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