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Explore the Wide World of Specialty Wines

Sake

You probably know sake from your nights out eating sushi or visiting your favorite hibachi restaurant. This wine, made from rice, can have many flavor notes, including apple, chocolate and tropical fruit.

Champagne

Champagne refers to a subset of sparkling wines that come from the region of the same name in France. This dry wine is a go-to for anniversaries, holidays, and other special events or celebrations.

Dessert Wines

Dessert wines are made in different ways, but the end goal is always a sweet grape. Whether left on the vine to rot (intentionally) or picked late, the grapes become infused with flavor and high concentrations of sugar. 

Fortified Wines

Fortified wines include multiple styles of wine such as port, sherry, or vermouth. This type of wine contains an additional distilled spirit like brandy to increase the alcohol content and lengthen the shelf-life.

Is it Rosé or Blush? The two terms are not interchangeable.

Blush

Blush refers to the sweet stuff, such as white zinfandel and white merlot. These wines have notes of strawberry and cherry. And, of course, lots of added sugar.

 

Rosé

Rosé is a dry to semi-dry wine, with flavors reminiscent of its red wine counterpart. The fruit flavors most prominent are typically strawberry, cherry, and raspberry, along with some citrus and watermelon.

 

In France, rosés account for the vast majority of its wine production, with grenache as the dominant grape, followed by syrah, cinsault, mourvèdre, and cabernet sauvignon.

 

Rosé is the ultimate summer and spring wine. They are typically inexpensive, and are light, flavorful, and refreshing.