Before buying wines check for following:
Look at the labels of wine bottles. Popular
types of very sweet wines tend to be labeled
as white zinfandel, port, merlot, chianti,
riesling or shiraz. However, there are many
additional types of sweet wines.
Look for a description on the label. Some
wines offer descriptions, while others do not.Those that do will often indicate if the wine is a sweet wine, whether it is full-bodied or lighter bodied and if it has any specific flavor notes or aromas. Fruity aromas usually indicate sweetness. In addition, full-bodied wines often pair well with darker, more intense desserts such as dark chocolate, whereas lighter-bodied wines work well with lighter desserts such as a mint chocolate.
Consider the following common pairings of
dessert and sweet wine when shopping,
especially if you don't have much time to
Apple tarts and anjou wines
Cheesecake and riesling wines
Citrus desserts and muscat wines
Coconut desserts and riesling or sake wines Cream-based pies and tawny port wines Fruity desserts and anjou wines
Ice cream and sherry wines
Nutty desserts and sherry wines
Tiramisu and sweet malvasia wines
Ask the owner or an employee of the wine
store to give you a recommendation if you
are still unsure. Consider a wine tasting if you are new to drinking wine and would like to ensure that the wine you choose hits the spot.