Legally, in the US, this refers to fortified wines such as Port or Sherry, but also to the very inexpensive "more bang for your buck" sweet wines that are the favorite of college students and the stereotypical "bowery bum." In fine wine terms it refers to those wines that are destined to be enjoyed after a meal. All of the wines of this class are sweet but well balanced. They include the sauternes of France, the Beerenauslese and Trokenneerenauslese of Germany as well as similar wines from most growing regions of the world. Port and a few other fortified wines are often considered Dessert Wines, while Sherry and other drier fortified wines are more properly Aperitifs.
(1) A Sherry or other fortified wine. (2) Sweet wine customarily drunk with - or in place of - dessert, usually in small amounts or single portions.
A sweet, fortified wine usually served after dinner, when the flavor can be matched with sugary desserts.
A sweet wine that is usually served after meals.
Any of a wide variety of sweet wines - sometimes fortified with brandy, all of which are compatible with dessert. Some of the more popular dessert wines are Late Harvest Riesling, Madeira, Port, Sauternes, Sherry and some sparkling wines, such as Asti Spumante.
Wine to which a small amount of spirit has been added to stop fermentation and to preserve the unfermented grape sugar which lends the wine its sweetness.
still sweet wine often served with dessert or after a meal
A sweet wine to be drunk with rich, sweet foods.
Wine that is generally sweeter, with several layers of flavor.
Any especially sweet wine. Generally used as an excuse to keep drinking after the meal is over. See also aperitif.
Very sweet, high alcohol wines.
Wine designed for consumption with sweeter foods. Usually a richer, sweeter style of wine.
A dessert wine can be enjoyed after a fulfilling meal. It's quite sweet, and has been fortified to give it a higher alcohol content. Examples of dessert wines are Port, Sherry, Muscatel, and Madeira.
A sweet wine, usually fortified to higher alcohol content, which is served with desserts or as after dinner drinks. Common dessert wines are Ports, Sherries, Muscadel, Madeira, Tokay and Angelica.
Any sweet wine served with dessert (e.g. sherry and Madeira)
Has two meanings: Fortified wine - eg: Sherry - where alcohol is added in the form of Brandy or neutral spirits. Sweet or very sweet wines of any alcohol level customarily drunk with dessert or by themselves and usually in small amounts.
Dessert wines are those wines which are typically served with dessert, although they are also drunk on their own, i.e. not accompanying food. They are often sweet wines such as ice wine, Sauternes, Tokaji AszÃº, Beerenauslese, Bermet, Trockenbeerenauslese and Commandaria or fortified wines such as sherry, port and vin doux naturel. Often these wines are very sweet and people tend to not drink them in large quantities.