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Family dinner

So the in-laws are comming over. MIL loves wine but I have only had it once at my sis wedding and it was BITTER!! Is there a sweet wine I can get so we can both enjoy it.

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Asked by pinkanfgrl at 11:35 PM on Jan. 28, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • Yes actually there are. It really is a matter of personal taste though. There are some sweet white wines that are very good. Try to get a Spetlese, which is a sweeter white wine from Germany. Rieslings are very good also. Most reds are deeper, bolder flavors that people tend to find more "bitter".

    Answer by AprilDJC at 11:40 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • aprilDJC is right on. if you want a good red, try to look for an oregon pinot noir or a cold climate syrah from calf. and ask the merchant for one with low tannins (the dryness coulpret). they can be pricey but you will impress the crap out of her . Eylse vineyards is a nockout! if they don't carry it, use it as a referance point and ask the merchant. i love wine...

    Answer by missv66 at 8:40 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • oh, there is this wine called raspberry sparkletini, it is yummy

    Answer by driftwood at 8:51 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • Go to your local liquor store. It they are worth their salt they should be able to help you figure out a good wine for your tastes and to compliment your meal. Wine is such a personal taste you just have to play around with it.

    If you are worried you might not like it you may want to get a good fruity red and a bottle of seltzer. Put the Seltzer in the fridge and let it chill. Then you can make a spritzer. It tames the flavor of the red wines. However, do not store your red wine in the fridge. Most reds are served at room temp.

    Blush wines are also a good option if the red tends to be to bitter. Most blushes are sweeter.


    Answer by PatCarMom at 11:46 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

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