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Sweeter Reds

There are many different styles of red dessert wine, all offering varied and distinct tastes and flavours. From the lighter strawberry-noted Brachetto d’Acqui, to the richer, darker Recioto della Valpolicella, to the spicy Dornfelder wines from Germany, to the raisin and caramel wines of Banyuls, to the world-famous fortifieds of Portugal, the variations in grape, production and style are endless. Although white grapes tend to dominate the field of dessert wine styles, the reds are certainly not to be overlooked, and are often the go-to with richer desserts. And remember: when matching a wine with dessert, look for similar flavour profiles and try to pick something a touch sweeter than the dessert itself. This will allow both wine and dessert to shine!