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Posted by welder63, Oct 22, 2013.

Sorry I didn't take the time to read a lot of the intros. but as far as green goes, think a summer lawn in my knowledge of wines and the different kinds of them. I like to drink everyday beers you can get anywhere but I am sick of it. As newbies my wife refuses to drink any wine that not is sweet, and I know that your idea and mine or hers may differ greatly but we need some advice on a positively sweet wine. the sweeter the better but I figure after her palate develops the icky sweet stuff will change. 


Reply by EMark, Oct 22, 2013.

Well, there's nothing wrong with liking sweet wines.  And there's nothing wrong with liking beer.

Reading between the lines I get the impression, Welder, that you would like to explore different wines, but you feel limited by your wife's preference for sweet wines.  In our hourinkse Mrs. Emark drinks what she likes and EMark, that would be me, drinks what he likes.  It's OK to explore at your own pace and to save what's left in a bottle for the next day.

Are there any wines that interest you?

Reply by welder63, Oct 22, 2013.

TY EMARK for the reply. I am finding that the sweet wines that have been suggested to me become sweeter the more you have. But the wife will not explore the flavors past a couple of sips.It will have to be sweet at the first sip. Guess I'm screwed. TY again.

Reply by Richard Foxall, Oct 23, 2013.

So here's an idea, but you kind of have to jump in feet first:  Introduce the Mrs to either Vouvray wines in the demi-sec or sweet range.  If she likes the flavors, you can move to drier chenin blanc.  But chenin can be tough--it's really high in acid.  So, instead, try her on some spatlese or auslese rieslings in the sweeter range.  Then try a kabinett, which is drier but still a little sweet, and not quite so high in acid.  Then move into the trocken, or dry rieslings, which share the same flavor profile.  Nice thing is that you can get good examples at reasonable prices--at discount, maybe $15, but easily under $25.  Eventually, she will realize that the flavors that she likes are more accessible in the drier wines.  Then consider wines that have a sweet profile but are actually dry, like jammier zins or richer chardonnays.  Before you know it, she'll be drinking all kinds of stuff.

Reply by Tbandcwfjourney, Oct 23, 2013.

From one newbie to another, you are definitely NOT screwed!  Hubbie and I were the same a few years ago as you can see in my intro.  I did (mostly by accident) exactly what Foxall is suggesting.  Here in CO we have a little winery that gives us easy access to Vin De Glaze, really sweet.  What really sold hubby on wine was when he tried an ice-wine, but that's pricey so Vine De Glaze will have to do.  I'm big into cooking so we play games with our food and wine.  Get one of the above Rieslings, go to a whole foods or local cheese shop and tell them what wine you have and let them put together a little "cheese plate".  Food always entices the hubbie.  We take bite of cheese, take sip of wine.  Do we like the cheese, do we like the wine, do we like them together.  It's fun and we actually have some great conversations.  Anyway now he's drinking pretty much anything I come up with.  I too have branched out into beer.  Lot's of great craft beer out there.  Same process as wine.  Only I started with the "sweet" stuff, Mexican Chocolate Stout.  We don't always like our selection or how it tastes with our food but it sure is fun trying.

Reply by welder63, Oct 23, 2013.

Ya'll are wonderful people. Wine experts or not, you have been so kind. We live in western TX and have access to a wide variety of wines. There are several wineries in our area which kinda surprised me as we are in a huge oil producing area as well as farming. Llano wineries in Lubbock TX produces some interesting wines and one my wife really likes is Llano Moscato in a tall blue bottle. It is sweet right out of the bottle without having to drink a glass or 2 before it tastes sweet. Tried an Italian Moscato that was kinda sweet to start with but got sweeter the more you had. It comes from Cupcake Winery. We will continue to try different wines and suggestions that ya'll have made. I am a Texan, so ya'll works for me.

Reply by Sherrywen, Oct 28, 2013.


 I am Sherry from China, and i work as wine exhibition organizer. i do not know whether i get into the correct forum. there will be a winexpo at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center on Nov.6th--8th.

The 11th Shanghai International wine & spirits exhibition /  The 9th wine & spirits festival  

You can also be a visitor on that day with your name card for free if you are in Shanghai then. 

Show website URL:         

Reply by Judith Russell, Oct 28, 2013.

I, to live in Texas, though not native.  When I first started drinking wine, it was sweet all the way.  Now I enjoy all kinds of wine.  Moscato is a popular wine here in Texas, and across the country it is fast becoming a very popular wine.  Keep in mind that Moscato can range from very sweet to very dry, from red to white.  I've seen moscato from the same producer made in all three tastes and colors.  

In the time I've lived in Texas (23 years) wine educators here have worked very hard to bring Texas out of the dark ages with wine.  In 1990 Texas has 27 wineries (I could name them all at the time!) and now has over 400 wineries.  In my opinion, Texas legislators are beginning to discover the tremendous inflow of $$ that wine provides to the state.

Back to your original post - enjoy all kinds of wine, and remember that all parts of the world make sweet wine.

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