Weekly Wine Quiz: Who You Callin’ Sweet?!?

Vinted on September 14, 2012 binned in wine quiz

Welcome to the Weekly Wine Quiz, where things are about to get a little… sticky

Standard disclaimer: based on feedback from ever-so-vocal-and-intelligent peeps like you, I supply the quiz question each week, but I do *not* supply the quiz answer at first. YOU supply your best guess for the answer in the comments, and then tune back in later today in the comments section for the official answer. An answer which might again be delayed as I’m on the road for about the 1,927th time this year (or thereabouts) – your continued patience is of course continually appreciated!

Who You Callin’ Sweet?!?

True or False: One of the best ways to pair dessert wines with dessert is to make sure that sweetness of the wine matches or exceeds the sweetness of the dessert.

  • A. True
  • B. False

Cheers – and good luck!





  • masi3v


    And here I thought it all depended on the level of sweetness of the host(ess)….

    • 1WineDude

      Masi – ha!!

  • Rafael Chelles Barroso


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  • Michael


    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Michael!

  • Scott Shelden

    True dat!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Scott.

  • @vinniebasile

    Super false! I had an amazing pairing of an off-dry rosé (from petite sirah, if I recall right) w raspberry sorbet. Really made my tastebuds sing!!

    • 1WineDude

      @vinniebasile – thanks. Interesting pairing!

  • @vinniebasile

    …but I sure do also love a good sticky sweet dessert wine over pound cake and apricots!

    • 1WineDude


  • 1WineDude

    Okay then, here is the Official Wine Quiz Answer:

    A. True

    According to wine educator Marnie Old, mismatching the sweetness of the dessert and the dessert wine will cause the less sweet of the two to taste thin or sour in comparison; but two items of relatively equal sweetness will have nary an impact on one another in terms of sugar perception. Your best bet is to serve less sweet dessert wines with low-sugar treats, and unctuous dessert wines with sweeter fare.

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